Just got back from a few days retreat at the camp in the southern Adirondacks. It was a bit brisk in the mornings so I went out and started a fire right after I'd turned the coffeepot on.
Got a real nice fire goin', went into the trailer and got a cup and went out by the firepit and had a seat.
I was by myself so just sitting there enjoying the peace and quiet of being in the woods.
All of the sudden, I see something moving behind the trailer in the back yard. So the trailer is between me and the back yard on the other side of the fire.
All of the sudden, around the corner comes this black bear. Now, I'm no expert on guessing weights but it that SOB wasn't at LEAST 500-550, I'll eat someones shorts! (preferably J-lo's
Ok, I have a 12 guage with me as I never go to camp without it. Where is it? In the trailer, of course! (remember, hadn't had coffee yet and it was VERY early)
So anyhow, it came around the end, up on the deck, sniffed the bear-proof garbage can, walked down to the other end of the deck (about 40 feet) and then looked directly at me. Now, I ain't moved! It stood there for a few minutes and then just sauntered off into the woods behind the trailer.
No freekin' camera either! Sure got my heart goin' though. It was one big mutha bear! (at least for the NE)