Yup...a young black bear. One off the first real signs that we live in the middle of nowhere smack in the center of a bunch of "mountains"...woods all around. This is not something i have had to think about before, in terms of backyard safety for the kids.
The bear was not a thrill in Avery's book. Poor thing had a heart attack. She was playing behind the house in the playground when one of the other mom's spotted him and called for all the kids to go inside. She came tearing through the house shouting about a bear. I thought she was playing a game....so i stepped out onto the front porch and oh my goodness, there really was a bear.
She was upset about Chris still being outside taking pictures, crying in the upstairs window, in fact. She actually got closer than any of the rest of us, but she did not know this until after he was gone and she calmed down a little. She and the bear came around the house together just on opposite sides of the street. I suspect he will be around again...he is perched on top of all the garbage cans in this picture....looking for more free food.
My name is Leslie. I live in Virginia. I am a wife to Chris, a super husband/great daddy/army officer/PhD candidate. I am a mother to three very exciting kids, Avery and Mitchell, ages 13 and 10 and "baby" Delilah who is 5. I am a little crafty. I love fabric, quilting and I love my friends and family. I hope here I can keep up with all of you that are so very far away.
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