No, that’s not a tennis ball in the bear’s mouth. It’s a pear from our neighbor Warren’s tree. This black started roaming our neighborhood about October 15 and stayed for a week – an unheard-of length for a visit, and long enough for almost everyone within a mile of us to report raids on their garbage. Note the yellow tag in the bear’s ear – he’s been evicted from a residential area in the past and relocated away from people. The plan didn’t work.
- Jonelle and Cocoa in Emily's Park at the Graydon Reserve, along the North Fork of the Skykomish River