Last night, I was sitting in the lobby and a long time, return, guest got my attention through the window and mouthed that there was a bear right behind the office. I poked my head out to take a peek and sure enough, there he was! This bear was a younger one, but very healthy and jiggled when he walked, so he is doing well on stocking up on food for the winter. I snapped a couple of pics on the phone, then ran over to my car to grab the bigger camera. But it was very near dark, so the pics didn’t turn out all that great.
The Bear kind of meandered around the property and I had to yell at him to get away from the dumpsters, which he didn’t like.. he huffed at me then ran up the hill. But it was only about 30 seconds before he poked his head around the corner eyeing the dumpsters again! ha! So I chucked some pine cones at him and he ran off down toward the office next door at Wildwood Inn. I snapped a couple of shots from a distance after which he ran across the road and down towards the river. A great experience!
And after re-reading this, it sounds like I was doing some very stupid things. But know that I was quite a good distance from the bear and was always near a door to one of the cabins if I needed to hop in one, if he got a little angry. But, as usual, the Bear just didn’t want anything to do with any of us and was more scared than anything. So do know that I treated this animal with respect and certainly kept to a very safe distance.