As I was finishing a slide show, our neighbor began leaning on our doorbell....I thought the house was on fire.... but No. She came with camera in hand to tell us that there was a huge bear in our front yard.
I grabbed my camera and called the police just in case, as he was heading for our neighbor's back door. He settled for her bird feeder instead and after wandering around for about a half an hour he headed back into the woods. I have to say, he or she was so beautiful. The Police said they are usually afraid of humans, but since he was at someone's back door they responded and kept an eye on him until he wandered away. Lessons to be learned... no bird feeders once the snow is off the ground. Make a lot of noise if you walk in the woods... (I don't plan to anytime soon.) Always have film in your camera or a fresh disk in your digital.
Here he is wandering in our back yard....
And grabbing the neighbor's bird feeder... he just sat right down and devoured all that was inside.
And finally heading home.