Friday, October 24, 2008

Grrrrrrrr


No it is not Anne Awad doing gardening in her "love nest" in South Hadley. It's a full grown black bear rumbling around the Bike Path in South Amherst (Mill Lane) around 3:00 PM. My wife called from her bike saying to get down her quick with a camera.

But when I went into the woods to get a decent shot she kept yelling to get the Hell back into the car and shoot from there.

The bear just wandered off into the brush. I would guess he was about 400 pounds or so--a lot bigger than me. Back in the day, I had a sidekick that stopped Andre Tippett dead in his tracks (when he was a Pro Bowl linebacker for the New England Patriots), but he probably only weighed in around 275. And that was 20 or so years ago.

So yeah, maybe Donna had a point...

6 comments:

Tony said...

Very cool; and Donna is wise...

Anonymous said...

There's a reason Chuck Norris never sparred a bear. The Bear would win.

Helen said...

Yes, it is better to watch a bear from behind the glass than out in the open.

Pretty neat to see though. I'll have to keep an eye out in my neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Soccer Fields. Condo Developments. Affordable Housing Projects. New Businesses That Employ People. Big Black Bears.

Not In My Back Yard!

Rich Morse

Anonymous said...

Walk backwards softly and carry a big stick.

-AJ

LarryK4 said...

Or run downhill. I hear they have a center of gravity that does not do well going downhill (they end up rolling like a VERY large tumbleweed).

Of course the Bike Path is about as flat as you can get, so it would not have helped me much.