Bears oh my…

So I was taking out the trash and came face to face with this.

We took one startled look at each other and decided … WTF!!! I turned tail and ran faster than I run when there are cookies on sale at Safeway, straight into the house and, because I love you, grabbed my camera and hit the deck.

The big bastard was still there, right there, eyeballing the trash I’d dropped. Except …

He wasn’t alone.

And then while I took a very big gulp and waved and said “hey guys, you take all the trash you want” … something happened. ANOTHER head popped up.

I offered them all of my cookies but they said no thanks, they were good with my trash, thank you very much. Apparently, we here at the Shalvis abode give very good trash.

I’m still trying to recover. It might be awhile …

39 Comments on “Bears oh my…

  1. Oh Boy!! Aren’t they cute?!? Now I need to go make some cookies. Lots and lots of cookies. My grandchildren insist on it.

  2. They are adorable. But better to look at them from inside than outside with them! Where was Frat Boy?

  3. You do lead and interesting, and challenging, life! The house, as beautiful as it is, would have been in the market at a rock bottom price year’s ago, within an hour of the very first siting! No room for discussion! :wacko:

    1. There are mountain lions, although they tend to stay away from humans. Still, they are becoming more bold as the result of loss of habitation and proximity to year-round easy food sources.

      We’ve never run into a mountain lion up in Tahoe, but the dogs and I crossed paths with one while trail running in the early a.m. along Miwok Trail. Thank God the dogs were with me, and thank God the mountain lion was probably a juvenile male and not too sure of himself.

  4. Oh boy. You really live in the forest I guess. They look cute on the pictures you post but to see the bears close like this would scare me to death. Thank you for posting the pictures. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. With all the snow you keep getting, have the bears come out of hibernation? I wasn’t sure if the snow would cause a delay since the weather hasn’t been trending warmer for you. Here in PA I saw my first Robin last week. We’re supposed to get a dusting to an inch of snow tonight. Old folks around here call it an ‘onion’ snow, because people with veggie gardens have already planted their onions.

  6. I can’t understand how you can live like that. You go out INTO THOSE WOODS hiking and dog walking and you have to know all those bears are right nearby??????

  7. Wow! I think I would &%ยฅ! my pants if that happened to me! Thank you for sharing all of your crazy adventures with us!


    Cute story, hope there’s a lot of poetic license there, but, as an Incline Village homeowner, please, for the love of all that’s good, will everyone PLEASE properly store their trash.


    If you don’t invest in a bear-proof trash containter, and if bears know there’s an easily available food source at your home, they will come back again and again, bringing their cubs, training them to come back, training them that humans mean easy food, and ultimately getting aggressive and destructive in your neighborhood.

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