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Yikes! I might be someone's meal--

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

We have a "bear problem" in our area!
Bears are everywhere, and now are even breaking into homes.
They are hungry. There are no wild blueberries or raspberries, due to no rain for the month of July.
To make matters worse, the Gov't cut dollars to to the Ministry of Northern Affairs--so they do not handle nuisance bears anymore, which means that the local Police services have to respond to calls from people with bears in their yards.
Last year, I ran down to the garage with a bag of garbage, opened the door to the garage (from the house) and there was a huge bear, maybe 4 ft from me.
It is scary!---So far, people in town have not been hurt--but----it seems like this situation is getting worse!
Last night, our 2 Germans,(as in dogs)- barked viciously--We knew it was an animal outside----
I got up and looked out, but it was dark-----hard to see---

So, as I walk the Germans, I am always scanning the bush, looking for wildlife----
If I'm not on here to-morrow-----well, ya never know-----I might've been someone's meal!!!
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  • PURPLE0906
    Please do be very careful.

    1581 days ago
  • DALID414
    emoticon stay alert!
    1581 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    1581 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    All kidding aside, sounds like you'll have to carry pepper spray with you at all times now. The barking dogs are probably a strong deterrant for the bears. The bears gotta live too and they naturally go where the food is. I know they are much more active in our cottage area too! Pretty scary!!!

    1581 days ago
    Be careful. emoticon
    1581 days ago
    emoticon Definitely carry some kind of noise maker with you! TV is saying that Noise and Bear Spray are your best Defenses. Do Be Careful!! We and Himself NEED You!!
    1581 days ago
    I've been reading bear stories in the paper: seems like a big bear year for sure in Ontario.

    Be careful, please: no kidding. When bears get hungry (or mamma's worried about feeding her cubs) they can be cantankerous!!
    1581 days ago
    That's very scary. Beware and extremely careful. emoticon
    1581 days ago
    Be careful out there.
    I hear that you can usually smell them at times before you can see them.
    Not nice at all.
    emoticon be loud and hopefully they will go the other before you can them.
    1581 days ago
    I would walk out to the boat right now and get the loud whistle/horn boats are required to carry around here. Think that might scare one off if you needed to. I think I would want to stay close to the house too. Please be extra careful.
    1581 days ago
    bears gotta live too.... keep watching out.
    1581 days ago
    emoticon Bears! Oh my!
    1581 days ago
    The emoticon idea sounds good to me. I'd opt for walking up & down the driveway to get my steps in & the dogs walked (assuming that there is open area all around it), rather than down the roadway, Lynda.

    What would you do if, while on a walk, you did spot a bear in the bush? I know I would probably die of fright! emoticon

    There have been several reports of bear sightings in our area (even a mother & two cubs). When we take "Little Gal" out for her last of the night "potty breaks", we go out together, with all outdoor lighting turned on & my beloved MrV first checking the area not lit by lights with a powerful flashlight. One never knows what "visitors" could be out there, does one? Always best to play it safe!

    Years ago, in another state, before the Lord moved us to this beautiful area, we had trees along the back of our property. which ran along a canal. In one corner the branches of trees touched the ground - during Spring clean up, after the Winter, my MrV discovered that someone had used that sheltered area as some sort of camping spot - complete with a cooking set up (a dug hole with the grid from someone's outdoor grill over). How long they were out there, we have no idea - hidden from our home as that area was. So, again, one is prudent to check for all type of creatures - never quite assuming that all is perfectly safe. Sad, but true!

    Praying the Creator God's protection over your Himself, Beau, Tess, & you!

    God bless!
    1581 days ago
    1581 days ago
  • 46SHADOW
    Would carrying bells help. my sister did that when she walked for black bears. Just a wrist band of bells.

    1581 days ago
    That's scary, Lynda. Be very careful. Is there some kind of spray or loud alarm you could carry with you?
    1581 days ago
    Being aware and careful are your best strategies. Am sure you know the drill. I lived in bear country (Alaska) for 8 years. Grizzlies, black bears... matters not in the wrong situation. I had to learn to be noisy in the woods. I used to chuckle at bear bells but adding them to the Germans and your shoelaces certainly doesn't hurt. Better safe than sorry.
    1581 days ago
    I hate to say it, but the phrase popped into my head: "Some days you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you!" It was used related to battling an illness, but sounds pretty literal talking to a woman who has had an actual BEAR in her yard!

    Stay safe! Good thing you *do* have Germans! emoticon
    1581 days ago
    WOW SCARY emoticon
    1582 days ago
    I learned about bear problems when I lived in Colorado. They are not to be trifled with, especially when they are hungry as they are when they are preparing for hibernation. Your blog is fun but bears are not. Please be careful up there - and especially careful with those dogs! I can well imagine Beau wanting to run up to one and say "Let's play!"

    1582 days ago
    Steer clear of the bears. Everyone needs you!
    1582 days ago
    NOOOOOOOoo. You don't want to be Bear Breakfast (lunch or dinner either, for that matter!)
    1582 days ago
    no-no-no! So glad you have the Germans close by you!! Making noise seems to help in our area...but bears entering homes? That is not good at all!! Please be being careful!
    1582 days ago
  • no profile photo EVIE4NOW
    Oh gosh, what a way to take a walk but burden with fears. Get a gun or pepper spray or something. It's not just you that you are protecting but the Germans too. Be safe my friend.
    1582 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    OMG Lynda, I've been reading about the bears showing up this year!! Be careful girl, be very careful when out walking. Do you really have to walk far with the dogs? I'm glad they are big dogs, they would probably try to tackle a bear but you're looking at 400 lbs and more - yikes!!!!
    1582 days ago
    what a scary post be careful of you & the dogs
    1582 days ago
    emoticon Wow! Scary!
    1582 days ago
    Yikes! How scary!
    1582 days ago
  • CAT609
    Yikes is right! Be careful, you and the Germans!
    1582 days ago
  • RDEE22
    Lynda now you are being scary. Not good at my bedtime. Do you take a gun on your walks? What kind of bears are they? Those big brown ones? Perhaps i should send you a few gentle Koalas or Kangaroos! emoticon
    1582 days ago
    I will be thinking of you!!
    Try not to smell or look too tasty !!
    Maybe being very chatty when out for a stroll with your 'Germans' will keep those large furry folks in the woods and away from your domain.
    1582 days ago

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