I live on the outskirts of Asheville, NC, on the US East coast. Regularly during the summer and fall, we receive the visit of black bears. They live in the surrounding mountains and freely roam around the neighborhoods, looking to see if there is anything interesting in our trash, or just hang out…
This one was doing just that as I was working on the porch… Thought I’d share with the Community!
Well, some trees for few minutes (portion of the video I cut). Then nothing. behind me, close, but a fence with a gate, in case I had to make a hasty retreat... But this bear was alone, no cubs, pretty chilled.
While I am at it... My daughter and I observed a mama and 3 cubs at the same place, in Nov 2013. The kiddo wanted to cubs, cuz... they are cute! She stayed safely near me and we got a cool movie 😀
His cousin has been wandering around my small New England town 😉 On our community Facebook page, everyone is posting their sightings of this guy!
Glad he hasn't arrived behind my house yet because Maple gets very curious and tries to make friends with all the pets or wildlife on my street. Hence, the trauma of removing porcupine quills from her face.
No bears here in Houston. We have had a lot of rain lately and sometimes these guys move out of the swampier areas. This one was in the park near my house, right next to the road.
We were driving thru and both me and the wife said...wait, was that what we thought it was?!? Had to make a u-turn to grab a couple of pictures. It was probably ~6-7 ft long.
Hahaha, there are a ton of alligators in the area. There is a good chance they are in any body of water of any size.
But they really don't want anything to do with humans.
Normally nothing like that here in eastern Iowa, though we do occasionally get a wayward bear or mountain lion. The most plentiful large wild animal here is the deer. Always have to be watchful for those who wish to jump out in front of my truck intent on causing damage.
No bears around here but plenty of other wildlife. A friend of mine saw this on her way home last night. She said, "Clearly country folks are always kind… even to strangers!"