Loc: NY, CA, Deutschland
Quote: Could be from the same family (I don't know their daily migration habits), but early Friday morning two bears walked through the backyard woods. They just ambled past as I watched them from the window. Perhaps they were using the Canaan Trail as their Thruway...
I've seen evidence of bears -- mostly just stripped bark -- but never had a visual sighting until Friday.
I saw a big one on Clove Valley Rd. two weeks ago, totally beautiful. Bears are pretty common, I have seen them a bunch, but you usually have to venture out beyond your window.
Loc: Rosendale, NY
We saw a mama and at least one cub (the guy in the van in front of us thought he saw another) on clove road just south of the house with the wild gnarled wood tree root "sculptures" out front. Mid-morning on Saturday last.
I have heard about a lot more bear sightings this year than in the past couple.
It's hard to be brave when you're a chicken.