July 19, 2013

Bear up a tree

Today Finn and I encountered a woman and her big German shepherd while walking in the woods.  After some human-dog pleasantries, the woman pointed out a large bear in the tree just on the other side of the trail.  Her dog's big bark scared the crap out the bear, and it ran up the tree. You can't see it in the photo, but the bear is sitting in a crotch of the tree about thirty feet up, one leg on each side.  Clearly it was waiting for the big, bad dog to leave so it could go about its berry picking.