Well, there I was, just minding my business watching the loons on….. you guessed it…. BEAR POND…. and who comes strolling down the road but this big guy. Really big one! Just lumbering along like any normal afternoon stroll. So, of course, I first thought about moving into a better position to get the photo, which would have entailed getting out of the car. Nope! Cooler heads prevailed, and I got the photo through the windshield… and then decided to roll up the windows just in case…. But my bear friend took a few more steps forward and then made a sharp left into the forest and disappeared….
Meanwhile, the loons kept paddling about heedless of whatever was happening on the road….
On the way back, a bear crossed the road in front of me but all I could get was the shadow in the forest… this was a big guy and I was wondering if it was the same one I saw earlier in the same vicinity…
I guess the bears are having a wonderful time today… When I see these beautiful wild creatures deep in the woods, I am reminded of the wisdom of the “forever wild” commitment that New York State made to keep the Adirondack forest preserve unspoiled and in its natural state. Being able to observe wildlife is a good way to keep a balanced perspective on all life!
Next: more wild things!!