The sign of the bear!

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One of our regular black bear visitors left his mark on one of the kitchen windows. The size of the paw print can best be appreciated by the size of the window frame. I consider this a good luck sign as the bear his given us his stamp of approval.  Any lesser bear, upon seeing this signature, would be sure to move on.

It also has an effect on uninvited human visitors, who would also get the message.

Last night while driving home in the dark and prior to reaching my driveway I had a small bear cub race across the road in front of me and dash into our woods.  Obviously he had been visiting the bee hives nearby.

This a good sign that at least one of the local bear cubs has survived and continues his residence in our woods. It also confirms that Browne’s woods are not yet bare of bears!