Bears are wandering through here again. We had a welcome respite from life with bears this spring, having experienced a lot fewer visits than usual. But they’re back with a vengeance this fall. We picked all our fruit yesterday, though it wasn’t quite ripe yet. Still the bears continue to visit. This guy wandered very close to the house at supper time and paused for a portrait. Chuck beaned him twice with pellets from the air rifle. Yesterday Noah nailed a larger brown bear at the apple tree. It would be nice if they got the message and stayed a little further from the house, at least during daylight while the kids are out and about.

Ursine time of year