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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bear Watchdog

The bears came visiting again yesterday evening and this time I had the camera ready. Mother Bear was on the ground and would have joined Baby Bear if it had not been for my ferocious bear watchdog, Sassy. I don't know who was more surprised, the bear or Sassy.
There was an article in our local paper a couple weeks ago about the unusual amount of bear sightings this year, especially in our part of the county. One neighbor reported that a baby bear came to her house everyday to nap on her cool garage floor. It saddens me to know the bears are hungry, but what a treat to see this on the deck.

Happy Trails,


bbes tribe said...

Thanks for visiting us. I had 3 dogs before Ernie & Sasha (a story or 2 for another day) Anyhow, 2 Siberian Huskies and a retired racing Greyhound. She used to walk all 3. She did have a coupler that had 3. It worked well.
That is something - a bear on your deck. Good video.
Ernie & Sasha's Mom

Moose said...

Wow! That is something you don't see everyday! Nice watchdogging sassy! So ferocious!

Maxmom said...

Hey there Ms-K
Thank you so much for that! That was truly Awesome!!! We don't usually watch videos, but I just had to watch this one when I saw it was a bear.
It's interesting that they are scared of the dogs...Thank goodness for that, otherwise you would have a huge problem on your hands!
Nevertheless I suppose it must be scary too, because all wild animals need to be respected. Thanks again...really lovely post!!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...


Our Mom would love to see a bear. All of our neighbors have seen one, but it never visits us. We've seen where it has been though.

Have a wonderful Thursday.
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

kks said...

wow, that is amazing! Sassy sounds ferocious...:) my dogs would freak....every now and then a deer will cruise down the street and the dogs go wild! so why are they hungry? aren't there enough berries in the woods? thanks for the well wishes for my mom!

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh my goodness did you all move from GA to AK? Who would have thought you'd have a bear on your deck in GA? Sassy good job looking after you HOUSE!!!
Madi and Mom

Anonymous said...

You have had an unusual number of bear sightings yourself! Glad you have those bear watch pups! SH

Ina in Alaska said...

Sad about the baby bear napping on the cool garage floor... wonder where Mama was.

I am an early riser so I watched your video at 4:30 am (my time). All 3 of my dogs nearby. Once Sassy started barking all three dogs alerted, started barking loudly and ran, barking loudly, into our yard to alert all the sleeping folks about the bear on your deck! It was hysterical! But seriously, wonderful video. I am going to turn off the sound and watch it again!!!

Sam said...

You're right.. that's really cool, and sad at the same time. I wish they had more land to roam around and forage on, especially when people kill them for coming too close to humans. I understand the danger, but the poor animals don't know any better.

I love how he scales your deck though on the way down.. must have some loooong claws!

Rachel said...

We have almost daily (or should I say nightly,) bear visits too. Ruby likes to let us know when she smells them about 30 minutes away. I can't tell you how "great" that is at 3 A.M.!

Chester said...

How cool is that? It is sad it is they are so hungry they will venture so close to human territory. Good girl Sassy-protectin' your family is not an easy job but I see that you did well in scarin' the bear away.

Be careful-all of you not to get too close!
Chester ;0=)

Unknown said...

Super Video! Makes me sad to know they don't have enough food though. Good Dog Sassy!!!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Poor Bears, I am so sorry they are so hungry!!!! They deserve to eat too!! It is a bad thing that they have to come to the bird feeder to eat! Too many mouths to feed....
Love you all, bambi and Fern

countryliving said...

That is just too scary...........

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

That was KHOOL!

All I get to protekht my mom and doggy nanny from are some khats/skhwirrels/rabbits/deer/possums!


Tank woo fur sharing them - and yes, it is furry sad what 'we've' done to their environment. Mom gets sad whenever she sees how the deer get pinched 'round here...


Anna the GSD said...

That's the BIGGEST squirrel I've EVER seen!! OMG!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, how cool to see a bear on one's deck! Most I've ever had was a skunk on my front porch! My mother-in-law had a wild turkey in her back yard and I've seen deer here in town.

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Sassy...you are a pawesome watchdog!

I would have wanted to try and make friends with the baby bear. Of course I probably would have been mama bear dessert...Tee Hee


JacksDad said...

That is wonderful and scary at the same time. Don't the dogs go crazy when the bears are around?

PoochesForPeace said...

I feel the same way- very cool yet sad at the same time. What an amazing sight to see. Bears have always been an animal I never expect to see up close, so I can imagine how amazing/scary/interesting it must be to have one come visit you!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Wow, good job protecting your family Sassy. That is kind of scary, but also kind of cool. I am sorry if the bears are so hungry.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

central bark designs said...

Wow! Now that had to be exciting - and a little scarey!

Thor and Jack said...

Great job protecting your family, Sassy! That´s so cool! And scary too! Sad because they are hungry.


Cocorue said...

how interesting.....have not seen a bear in real life but i know they can be dangerous esp if they're hungry

do take care and have a nice weekend

Kathy said...

Great video, Kit!! I can hear Sassy the bear watch dog protecting you!!
That's a long way down for that bear to shimmy away from Sassy!!!

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

what a cute bear - i feel bad too that they are hungry - and thats a good watchdog you got there

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Taffy said...

Oh my! That bear would be scary if I saw it on the porch. It was funny, Momma jumped when your pupper started barking! She is used to hearing smaller dogs bark...not labs! Sorry I haven't been commenting much....still trying to get caught up from when I was sick.