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Posts Tagged ‘Bears’

Why Did the Bear Cross (Old Clifton) Road?

Monday, August 16th, 2010

On my way in to work this morning, I came upon a large adult bear, ambling across Old Clifton Road. By the time a could pull over and grab my camera, he or she had already changed direction and headed back into the woods northwest of the county’s Juvenile Detention Center.

For all the Kitsap Sun has written about bears (and here, and here) and for all the walks I’ve taken in local woods, I had never actually seen one. Dang, they’re big!

I heard it crashing through the woods and thought (briefly) about going after it, but intrepid reporter though I like to think I am, common sense kicked it. Besides, I wasn’t wearing my running shoes. And besides, running shoes wouldn’t have helped if I had needed them.

Bear sightings are fairly common here on the Kitsap Peninsula (we actually just heard on scanner of a mother and three cubs somewhere in Port Orchard). But that doesn’t seem to diminish the sense of wonder (and healthy respect) we have for bears.

OK, I’m muscling in on Grimley’s beat, so I’ll butt out now.

Chris Henry, reporter


Bears in the Backyard

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Jerry Stansberry of North Kitsap sent this picture of a family of bears taken July 17 on his property.
Jerry says,”The photo was taken this past Saturday July, 17th at my house which is located between Poulsbo and Suquamish near the east end of Lincoln Rd. The momma bear is in the background and the three little ones in the foreground the one on the left is standing up to reach the apples in the tree.”

Photo by Jerry Stansberry, North Kitsap

Man, hope you used a telephoto lens Jerry.


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