09/20/2006: "Tomorrow's garbage day"
So, I'm sitting on the couch around 10pm when Mike runs in the door and says that there's a bear in the yard. So I jump up grab my camera and run out to see what's up. We go around the corner and see the bear two houses down... I snapped a couple bad shots, and ran inside to get a bigger lens in hopes that I would be able to get a better shot. When I got back out buddy was down the road. As he was crossing I got the top picture... its the only cool shot I got before he disappeared into someone's back yard. I walked back to find Mike on the phone with animal control. Apparently it's not high on their priority list... they told him that they'd look into it in the morning. We walked around a bit more, but didn't see it again. Someone's dog was barking like crazy, so we knocked on the door to warn them that yappy might become dinner. They were grateful.
I never thought my closest encounter with a bear would be on my street. Well, I guess it is garbage day tomorrow.