The neighbor’s apricots are nearly ripe, and a yearling bear has been hanging around hoping to harvest them. They’re using lights, radios, air horns, and electricity to try and keep the bear away from the apricots.
I heard the air horn go off, and saw this little cutie sitting under a ponderosa, wondering what to do next. He doesn’t like me getting so close to him, especially after having his ears rattled by the air horn,
so although I’ve been telling him what a good nice bear he is, he climbs straight up the tree.
He’s more of a tree scamperer than a tree climber, and went high into the ponderosa with a flick of his little bear tail.
I went to get Bob, thinking it’d take a while for the bear to get down from the tree, but when we came back the bear was already on another adventure,
taking a bath in the ditch! He’s sitting down with his feet splayed out, ploshing the water with his paws. I don’t know if you can see how dear he is, but this guy has the same sweet-heartedness as a teenaged boy–I want to hug him and feed him.
Good luck with the apricots, buddy.
And watch out. It’s a dangerous world out there.