Saturday, April 11, 2015

It's About Time

For some excitement on the West Hill. (It has been a painfully long dry spell for neighborhood intrigue and looky-loo opportunities.)

What could possibly be more exciting than a bear hanging around knocking over bird feeders, looking in patio doors, and upsetting bee hives? 

Absolutely nothing. Except the attempt to trap and relocate that bear.

In addition to living up to their reputation for jonesing for honey,  
bears are huge suckers for cookies. Trite for sure, but according to succesful USDA wildlife trappers, apparently true.

We are eager to see if this works and if it does we will report back.

Come out, come out wherever you are!

Update 4/12/15: No bear this a.m. we checked. Even thought it was still darkish out we got dressed first in case there was one. Otherwise every time we would tell the story we might have to say that we shot a photo of a bear in our pajamas and then someone would have to ask every time, 

"What was the bear doing in your pajamas?".


Blue said...

Very exciting. Keep us posted.

Shaundra said...

Ha ha, good one! Is there no risk of squirrels and the like stealing the cookie bait? What about children? That would make a good photo!

next door Laura said...

Good thought. And you are right, it has become a nightly raccoon buffet. They are too small to trigger it so they get all the cookies to themselves in an intimate, relaxed, setting. We hear it will be removed today. As for the kid photo op, would be funny indeed, but with my luck it would clamp shut and I would have some serious 'splainin' to do to the authorities.