Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Critter Overload???

It is tough to get much of anything done when every time I look out a window...I see critters.

Early one evening we saw this grizzly just tearing up the roots of two birch trees. Not sure what it was trying to get. I'm confident this is not the grizzly we saw earlier this season. It could be an offspring of her since this one is pretty blond too.

We are in the middle of an owl invasion. We've had as many as five owls in the trees of our property. Click on this tree picture to get a closer look. We think we have at least one or two adults training three juveniles to hunt rabbits. Lots of bunny parts in our yard that Kinley is only too happy to find! bears have really started to become a common sight in the past week. Besides this one, we've had a mother sow with only one cub in our yard yesterday...and in our garage today.

As if that wasn't enough bear viewing...we have out-of-state visitors so we went to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage, about 45 minutes from Anchorage. We were excited to see two brown bears right away. One in the water and one on the far shore.

Then one of the grizzlies started walking right toward us.

Wow...I was thinking I sure hope this silly fence stops this bear. At this point he was a yard away...yipes!

This bear weighs 850 pounds and is 12 years old. He was so close, I could have petted him.

Apparently the smaller female wanted to spend some time with me too.

I better get going...might miss some more animals with my head stuck in front of this computer.


CecileD said...

It's a wild wild state !!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that fence doesn't look strong enough to hold a bear back! especially a big one like that. You sure do have the critters! A couple years ago when we went to Glacier NP we were out walking in the early evening in the campground and I happened to look up and saw a huge owl - I got a photo of it - we do not see them often.

Michelle said...

Wow! Your blog is always an interesting read. A bear in your garage??!! Are you ever afraid? What if you had been outside when the bear showed up? Stay safe up there!