I grew up in Colorado. Huge mountain ranges, open space and room for the deer and the antelope to play. Who would have guessed that this is the sight I see quite frequently living outside of New York City?

BlackBear

black bear

Yes, you saw that right, it’s a bear and it’s not in a National Park, zoo, or conservation. It’s in my neighborhood. I normally encounter them when it wouldn’t be smart to pull out a phone and snap a picture. This time I was taking my kids to a neighbor’s house to play, so I had the protection of my car to grab a quick picture.

I know from April through November, this is something I will see quite a bit of, but it’s still something I have a hard time wrapping my head around.

black bear

Have you ever come face to face with a wild animal? I would love to know about it!