A Dark-Haired Stranger
My home is situated between a hay field and a corn field. What that means for me is gorgeous views, the intoxicating smell of drying hay in the summer and fresh picked sweet corn for dinner. That also means I sometimes get visitors! This charming guy plodded slowly and confidently up my paved driveway, around the truck parked out back, and over to my apple trees where he proceeded pick an apple and munch on it approvingly. One of the reasons I love living in the country is the wildlife, it is a rare treat for me to see a black bear! Although my home is right in the middle of their corn buffet, black bears tend keep to themselves and avoid humans as best they can- unless they smell food.
Black bears are the only type of bears found in Pennsylvania and are known for being very curious. These bears are surprisingly agile they have been known to run up to 35 mph, climb trees swiftly and swim. They are documented to live up to 25 years in the wild. However beautiful and interesting these creatures are though, and how rare black bear attacks are, we still need to remember they are wild animals and admire them from a distance as they could become dangerous if threatened.
To read more about these gorgeous animals, click HERE to visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website.
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