Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Neighborhood Visitor

I went to work this morning at 7 AM. And the first thing I dealt with was a visitor in Vernal - a bear!
First he was reported about a block from our house running down the road. Then he was seen in the parking lot of the nearby Smiths Grocery store. Then he was back in the road.
Wildlife officers, deputies and Vernal City police gave chase. The bear ran right up our street in front of our house.
The man who lives across the street walked out to get into his truck and go to work. He didn't even notice the bear until the deputy began honking his horn and hit the siren.
The bear was finally run up a tree in a field north of town. Wildlife officers tranquilized it and returned it back into the forest.
Thanks to one of the deputies I got copies of the pictures he managed to take of the bear. Here's a link to the photo set - Bear Pictures


Andy said...

No way!! I can't believe I am looking at pictures of a bear running down my street!!

Ruie said...

Yesireeee.. I am so thankful I had my leaf blower so I could scare it over to the otherside of the street! Boyd in picture at first thought it was a dog. The poor bear looked so skinny. I hope "they" took it to a nice place up in the mountains.

MageB said...

Yes, Ruie noticed what I did. The bear looked awfully skinny. Leaf blower? Defender of the castle? She's wonderful.