There is a small bear (thin, dull coat, scruffy looking), that visits the homes on Fyffe Road on a daily basis — sometimes several times a day. It seems curious about the everyday activities at those homes, yards and gardens.
A neighbour looked up from gardening to discover she had an audience of one small bear that was sitting close by watching her work in her garden.
Other neighbours have walked out of their respective back doors to find the bear sitting there, close enough that they could have shaken hands/paws with it.
We left our courtyard door open one day and Ross looked up from eating lunch to discover the bear at the sliding glass entry door (six feet away) watching him. It then leisurely inspected all the doors and windows as it meandered away.
We now keep the courtyard door closed at all times.
This bear visits our back yard on a daily basis, deposits scat, upsets the garbage can but doesn’t disturb the contents as there is nothing in there to tempt bears, scatters my gardening tools, sits for a while to look things over and then departs, heading up the mountain to the next neighbour.
At the last visit to our home, the bear upset the garbage can as usual, and then took the garbage can lid with it when it left.
There was no wind that evening to blow the lid so one must conclude the bear wanted a bear Frisbee for the next Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
If anyone on Fyffe Road or environs spots a green garbage can lid with tooth and claw marks, in their yard, field, along the roadside, on the mountainside, please let me know and I will pick it up.
Loretta and Ross Krauter