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Monday, May 26, 2008

Myrtle and the Fantastic Five

Friday morning I awoke to Patches the Bear in the front yard. This is the result of having bears in your yard.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

My brand-new bird bath got knocked over and broken. I guess I’m going to have to get an unbreakable one. This is the second bird bath that has met its fate in the same way (via big bear butt).

On Saturday, Myrtle brought her family to visit. They are still very small, but have grown since the last time I saw them. They played in the chaff leftover from feeding the birds and clothed themselves in spent sunflower seeds and the millet the birds didn’t want. They cavorted around the front yard like young puppies. They scrambled up and down trees like little black monkeys. They made themselves at home. Take a look for yourself. I think they are just about the cutest things I have ever seen (including puppies), and they were just what we needed to cheer us up.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Rick took this last video while standing in the back yard. You can see where a few seconds in she false charges him and lets out a warning huff. You can tell by the way Rick nearly drops the camera!


We hope Myrtle brings them back throughout the summer so we can watch them grow.



Wonderful! I can’t believe how quickly those babies climbed the tree!

Amazing, I’ve seen the cubs wrestle just like little kids.  Real good tree climbers, doesn’t matter how big they are either.  Went down to the north end of the pond today, beautiful!

What lovely photographs of the bears you must get great pleasure watching their progress.  I am so sorry to hear that Sailor lost his fight for life, such a beautiful dog it must be heartbreaking for you.

Amazing! Just read your posting on KR and had to come see for my self.

I’m glad you all enjoyed your bear encounter! It seems that we have lots of bears this year!

Joyce: yes, Sailor’s passing is heartbreaking. I wish his life could have been longer. Thank you.

Finally I was able to get time to read the latest.  Our heart aches for you on the loss of Sailor,  He was certainly a cutie. The bears are just unbelievable.  Haven’t found anyone we’ve told about them that has ever heard of 5 cubs at a time. Enjoyed my minutes of being able to view and visit.

Thank you for all the wonderful pictures of the bears.  I love checking in and watching the videos.  Hope you don’t mind but I’ve shown these pics and videos to many friends and family.  They are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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