we were sitting on the couch listening to conference on sunday when we saw this big black beauty in front of the house. ben and i saw a tiny black bear last year when we were here, but this one was much, much larger--all fattened up for winter! i will try not to think of it's enormity the next time i'm taking my little baby girl out for a walk, all alone (if i am ever brave enough. perhaps they hibernate soon?).
it wandered around the lawn for a while then just sat down for quite some time. then it walked over to the deck and started eating grass (or something). it's amazing how much safer a piece of glass makes one feel when there is a bear ten feet away.
oh, and here's the other bear. she does growl sometimes (but she mostly grunts).