Wild life

In the past 2.5 years that we’ve been on the land, we’ve seen surprisingly little wild life. A raccoon and a possum here and there and maybe 2 coyote when we first moved here, but that’s it. But, I do believe this is a bear print. I know bears have 5 toes, but it was the size of my palm and I don’t know what else it could be… it just doesn’t look like wolf, coyote, or anything else. There are two muddy prints on each side of the barrel that holds the chicken food, too. Luckily no damage to anything… it didn’t touch the bee hives. I think Suki needs to sleep outside tonight. She’s been lazing around in the house too much and isn’t doing her ‘farm protector’ duties.

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6 thoughts on “Wild life

  1. I believe bears have four toes on the front paws and five on the back. If so, that sure is a bear. My dogs have been going nuts lately (more nuts than usual) so maybe there is a bear walking around. Why isn’t it hibernating?

  2. I thought so too, but in looking up bear tracks they showed 5 on the front and 5 on the back. I’m thinking the 5th one didn’t show up well in the mud or something. Don’t know why he’s not hibernating… from the size of the track, I think it’s a juvenile.

  3. bears don’t hibernate, they just take long naps and get up and wander around between naps. hope it doesn’t give your hives or chickens any trouble!

  4. Yes, thank you, Thomas. I will keep that in mind the next time I see an unidentifiable print in the yard.

  5. Thats amazing. We found a couple of piles of bear scat onour land in September. It was so exciting. I wanted to tell you how muchI enjoy reading your blog. I’ve been following it for sometime and recently started my own. I’ve put your blog on my blog roll, I hope you don’t mind. Thanks for all the wonderful posts.
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