|Hey! Something new has been added!!|
|This hungry little bear cub was contemplating whether|
or not he should attempt helping himself to the
birdseed in our feeder...
|He was playing "peek-a-boo" with us as we watched|
him from our kitchen window as he helped himself to all of the
Ever since we moved to this house we have been discussing the how-to's and why-for's and saving toward adding the new porch. Finally after suffering through many extremely hot afternoons and feeling the heat coming through the closed blinds causing our thermostat to constantly kick on the air conditioning, we decided enough was enough. In the name of being energy conscious and saving precious money on our electric bills, we contacted our handy-man builder friend and put him to work building the porch roof. That is all that it is for now...but we do hope to eventually screen in the porch and make it more "user friendly" during the buggy season here in tropical Florida...which is most of the year.
I will post a series of pictures here of not one, not two, not three, but a total of five different bears who made their appearance in one evening in our front yard. Please be assured that all of these pictures were taken from within the safety of our house. We were not out on the open porch, but I first noticed the bears coming into the front yard as I sat inside the dining room behind the glass doors, with the blinds now open instead of closed to keep out the heat and sun...and two nights in a row we were treated to this parade of bears. The first night we only saw two bears, the large mother and one cub. But the next night it was one bear right after the other. They have been apparently using our yard as a crossing zone for many years, according to what I have since learned, but we have never seen them before because they always came after dark...or so we thought. However, now that we have been able to keep the blinds open in the late afternoon and evening, we are discovering new things that we might have been missing all along!
I hope you will enjoy the new view from my "open window-porch" along with me...
|This young bear came alone first, and made his |
way from the front yard all the way through to our
back yard and back into the woods.
|Next, this HUGE Mother bear and one of her cubs came into view.|
|This was the 2nd young bear, with the mother following. Note|
the white V on his chest. I will be watching for that again.
|This was the mother, following the previous young cub. She|
was very large...I am certain she would top 6-7 feet tall and over 300 lbs.
I will definitely stay out of her way!
|A few minutes later this other young cub showed up...not sure|
if he belongs to the same mother, but he did follow their trail
and took the same detour into the woods.
|About 15 minutes later another cub came into the yard,|
but this one came from a totally different direction, and he sniffed
around the front yard for a minute or two, and then decided
to head back off in the same direction from whence he had arrived.
|There he goes...hot footing it back home! I guess he|
doesn't belong with the rest of the clan!