Monday, October 22, 2012
Breaking News: The Massive Bear Hunt Outside My Window
Rumor has it, a bear has been ripping apart the trash behind our house the past few nights. Actually, not my trash, a neighbor's.
The time is now 12:30 in the morning, and there is a massive bear hunt going on right now just outside my front window. First there were sirens. I said to hubby "I wonder what the sirens mean". Then the trucks with lights and cop cars appeared across the street. They turned on a huge spotlight, surely to make the bear feel right at home and surrender. Well, a bunch of guys stood around in the light discussing what to do. Then some guy wandered over to some bushes with his flashlight and started waving it around, surely to let the bear know it was ok to come up, you know, friendly like. Then up pulls another truck real fast and some guy in an orange suit gets out and starts walking up and down the road, I guess so the bear could see him better. He was carrying something that looked like a big camera or a geiger counter, maybe to detect the bear or capture an image, just in case the bear decided to buck convention and stroll right on up.......you know.......into the well lit crowd of people with guns.
So these guys are still out there with their flashing lights, and there are trucks patroling the dirt road in the woods just past them, just in case the bear decides to make a break for it.
This girl is calling it a night. If I see bear tracks around in the morning, they'll probably be just one set, headed out of here, far away.