Four Deer And A Black Bear In The Yard A Few Minutes Ago
Went out to tend to the smoker (smoking grits/cornmeal) a few minutes ago and four does were eating corn hulls that I threw on the compost pile earlier this afternoon---maybe 35-40 yards from the smoker. We said "hello", and went on about our respective business paying no attention to each other! Very common to see deer in the yard--4, 8, even 12 in a herd at times. Then just as my wife pulled into the driveway a black bear ran across the drive in front of her! As close to me as the deer were! This is the first bear we've seen, though I have, on occasions, found tracks/droppings between the house and the mailbox a couple of hundred yards from the house. Living in the country can be fun!