Bear on the jobsite!

So, just standing there on the Bradshaw job site, minding their own business and all of a sudden… blam!  A black bear is standing there 40′ tall and weighing 800 lbs looking for food!  Ok, maybe it wasn’t all that big, but still… and in the middle of the day, with record high temps!

These critters must be getting hungry, or the heat might be going to their heads to have them rummaging for food during the heat of the day.  Just goes to show you, though…  the jobsite must be kept free from food or you might be getting all “buddy buddy” with creatures you didn’t expect.  This little girl chewed up an interior door earlier this year.  Now to find out how she was picking the lock… 😛

Thanks for the pics, Ken!  Shoot over some more when you get your normal camera gear.

Please be careful around these guys.  We have seen way too many people get dangerously close to them, especially in Cades Cove.  They aren’t pets and can’t be treated as tame, even if they look tiny and cute.  They may be, but momma bear is always close…