Monday, May 10, 2021

A wild Sunday around here

Forget my bear pun on Thursday.  We had a REAL bear in our area yesterday.  How would you like to see a wild bear in your yard?  But what do we expect when we take over their habitat?  The bear was probably looking for food.  The tree it climbed was in Richmond Heights, near the Galleria.  It was captured peacefully.  The bear had neighbors talking on NextDoor.  You can read all about it here and here:

"The state’s black bear management plan says there are an estimated 540 to 840 black bears in the state as of 2019, and that the bear population is growing."

Addendum 5/13/21

I got a notification that Teri Peterson had tagged me in the RevGal e-reader and found this:  "RevGal Writings . . . This week we have a wide variety of writing in our community.  First of all, Bonnie had a bear!"  Oops!  I failed to say that the photos are not MY photos, but I did say that the bear "was in our area."  Not in my yard, but within two or three miles of my retirement center (I live on the 6th floor of a ten-story building).  The bear was traversing the St. Louis suburbs, and the photos came from the neighborhood listserv.


Unknown said...

We also have a bear that has made his way down into the neighborhoods near us (luckily not our exact neighborhood yet). I agree, we've taken over their territory and for us, we have the added issue of a drought so he's searching for food and water.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Who are you, "Unknown"? I approved your comment, even though I don't know who you are — or where you are, for that matter — but it sounds like you are probably one of my friends.