I have heard stories of bears in these parts of rural northern Michigan where we are now living, but I think it might be more than a story for us. I think it is possible that we might just have a pet bear at our house.
We have woke up several mornings recently to find out that some type of animal is visiting us while we sleep. The evidence includes:
The bird feeders being knocked down and in some cases even destroyed!
The bird bath being knocked over!
The humming bird feeder being knocked off its pole and the sugar-water sucked out of it!
A fallen tree trunk in the wooded area outside of our backyard being shredded with claws as if an animal were looking for insects!
Could it be that we have a pet bear?
While some people might freak out over the possibility of a bear in their yard, I personally think it is kind of cool! My main thought is this - I sure would like to see it (from the window that is, not up close and personal).
Ah - life in rural northern Michigan! I'm loving it!