Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Spring is Coming
Our first year here, I fed the birds all winter and left the feeder up into the summer. Once or twice, I found the feeder on the ground. I assumed it was deer. Later, one of our cats (we have two) excitedly ran from one window to another window in another room. I followed knowing something was up. I was a little suprised but hardly shocked to see a bear at the feeder. I got my partner and we watched from the safety of the house. Bekka watched out the window too. She surprised me; I would've thought she'd be afraid, but she seemed fascinated.
I got my camera phone out and took a couple of pictures through the window. As the bear wandered off, my partner pointed out that one of its front paws was injured. I felt bad, but was glad it found a quick, easy snack. After that, I stopped feeding during the spring and summer.
Spring is coming. I'll keep feeding for a bit longer, but will have to stop before too long.