This picture came from our neighbor "Betty" one of the local bears hanging out in her
backyard and she got it to smile and stay still a moment...
Mryna~Mae's Real Bear Story!
Me and my Maw were out again trying to find them there Chanty-trelles for yet another pizza (we really like Chanty-trelle pizza.. have it alot in our house) and found a whole mess load of `em on a steep hillside and began to pick.. it was raining so hard but Maw and me had our wet weather plastic covers on (these keep us from hearing anna-thing but the rain beating down upon our heads). I was singing my usual dittee "har we go pickin` nuts in May" a bit further time elapses and this overwhelming odor came near me.. I turned to Maw and asked what she thought that smell was? she said maybe we is a mite close to a bear somewhere.. so I ignored the obnoxious smell and continued to pick.. In a short time I again told MAW that I couldnt hardly handle the smell and she turned and "gasped"! She said "Mryna~Mae, there be a right large bear over yor left shoulder.. what should we do..?" I turned slowly to look over my left shoulder and shor enuf.. there was a bear standing there, his mighty head hanging near, and I gulped, swallowing my beatin` heart and it hit my stomach with a boom. I let out a mighty gasp! Loud enuf to scare the critter... for I seen the frightened bear turn and run in an opposite direction... wasting no time .. I hollered out to Maw, "RUN!" Too late, she was already gone! So I took off and caught up to her.. flinging picked chanty-trelles everawhares.. and I knew ifin that old woman didnt start to run a mite faster.. I was gonna run right over the top of her.. for I was not going to be that there Bears dinner tonight! (Me and my Maw neva gotted et.. in case Ya'll was a wondering.. We is safe and sound!)
We were fortunate to witness this site while walking a trail last week. Proof positive that bears answer "natures call" in the woods!*big silly grin*