365 Project – Day 196 – Black Bear

This is the first black bear I’ve seen this year as they come out of hibernation.  He was munching on the clover in my garden.  He looks quite small and was extremely skittish.  As soon as I clicked the lock on the patio door he looked up (I got the shot) and then he bolted.  (He could be a ‘she’ but I don’t know).

This black bear was just 6' from my house!


  1. Katie
    May 1, 2010

    That is amazing…not sure I would want to see one in my gardent though!! xxx

  2. Patrick
    May 1, 2010


    Couldn’t you get a look at his/her nether regions as he/she ran away?

    Just kidding.


  3. Dad & Jen say
    May 2, 2010

    Congrats on another super shot and happy birthday on the 11th, a mouse came out of our shed into the garden but I handn’t got my camera!

  4. Sarah Bourne
    May 2, 2010

    Thanks. Always have to have your camera nearby!

  5. Cathy Poole
    May 4, 2010

    Wow good job he/she ran away from you you could have been breakfast!!

  6. justa
    May 18, 2010

    I love the postproduction. they look best on overcast day. great one!

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