Sunday, November 28, 2010

I had dropped by Kathys Koffee yesterday morning and had a cup with Skip who is a fellow I actually knew as a kid who lived west of where I grew up. He told me a big Black Bear had been seen along the hiway on an Elk carcass that had apparantely been hit by a vehicle and died on up the hillside.
Befor daylight I drove the 20 miles west of town to the spot and right away spotted this fellow. He is not a black bear but a Grizzly. And most folks thought they were all in hibernation?? This fellow was not and in the falling snow and first light of morning I sat and watched him from the safety of my truck. With both binoculars and shooting a number of photos {I shot over 40 pixs]I enjoyed the early morning. There were a number of Ravens circling overhead and sitting in a dead tree above him. Interestingly none flew down to take part in the banquet but a number of Magpies would light very near and did not seem to be bothered in the least by him. Every once in a while a truck or car would drive by and he would rise up to look and sniff the air.
Quite a sunday morning experience.

5 comments:

Krista Hasson said...

Wow that must have been a sight to see in real life :) Lucky you!

Margaret Bednar said...

Is Grizzley the next Decembers challenge? Can't wait to see!

debwardart said...

Jeepers, you do live in an interesting area! Fascinating, but frightening! Enjoy your snow! We finally got some much needed rain to end our drought.

Melissa said...

That is fantastic! Grizzlies are so awesome to see in person it is always an honor and a privilege, in my opinion .
I love this particular shot with the Magpies.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You have been trying a long tome to see such a sight.