Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Oh, Look! A 500-Pound Grizzly. Can I Pet Him?

A lot of men with guns in their holsters were fishing this area, so don't freak out as you watch. Had this bear started charging, which would have been VERY UNLIKELY, he'd have been taken down before he could reach the shore.

Grizzlies are a fairly common sight at the Russian River. Our friends camp here regularly throughout the summer and have lost count of how many bears they've seen. Basically, if you leave a bear alone, he'll leave you alone . . .

unless you keep your bag of Doritoes in the tent with you. Then you might as well kiss your tushy good-bye.

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Dinner last night: taco lasagna

Exactly three years ago:

Exactly four years ago:


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow! We see bears in Mammoth Lakes and this year there was one who just wanted people's fish. When we hike my husband will have a gun just in case.

Unknown said...

You've got some brave kiddos! Although if Daisy and Lupine were there I'm sure they'd have been able to fend off the bear if necessary ;)

Helene said...

Oh wow, that is just too cool!!! My kids would make so much noise over their excitement that the bear would probably swim over and claw us all to death.