Saturday's Critters #147

Saturday's Critters #147

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

While visiting Shenandoah National Park, our only black bear sighting was at the  Big Meadows campstore parking lot. I notice a lot of people standing around and looking up at a tree. We had to go over and see what was going on, the Black bear was up in the tree top eating acorns.

The bears face and look at those claws!

Just a little bit of the bears face and nose below.

My You tube video shows the bear coming down the tree after a park ranger used some kind of paintball gun to spook it. We were told the bear was there for a week hanging around too close to all the people going in and out of the campstore and the Big Meadows Visitor center. I hope you watch the video till the end you see the bear is safe and running away. Running the opposite away from us and the crowd of people. 

I may be away from the computer this later this week, I will be be visiting everyone as soon as possible. My only post will be Saturday's Critters for now, I hope to be back to normal soon. 

As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!

To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.


Tomoko said…
Wow, the Black bear is looking at you?? Love to see him eating acorns,and his claws holding on the branch is even cute. Thank you for host as always, Eileen.
Have a relaxing day!
Jo said…
Hello Eileen, that was exciting for me to see a bear. I'm glad it was encouraged to move away from the area with many people. In the last stills photo of the bear, I'm reminded of Skabenga! Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great Saturday. Jo
Mascha said…
Wow, a gorgeos animal. But why they shot for bear to flee in the video?
By the way, I have a plush bear like an real bear with big claws...
Enjoy your weekend
Denise inVA said…
I have never seen a bear this close to the camp store. Wonderful sighting Eileen. Have a great weekend.
NatureFootstep said…
now that was quite a sight. Glad they just scared it off :)

Fantastic view! You are really lucky :)

Happy Weekend!
Nancy Chan said…
Must be exciting to see a black bear up at a tree eating acorns. Is the bear dangerous? I watched the video and the bear is safe. Thank you for hosting and have a beautiful day!
Mildred said…
Amazing photos and video! Wow, those claws!
Thank you for hosting.
rupam sarma said…
Wow amazing pics. Thanks for the video.
~ Have a nice weekend ~
Breathtaking said…
Hello Eileen!:) I was pleased to see the bear scamper off. Enjoy your time away!:)
Christine said…
That's pretty close to everyone! Its a hard problem to solve, managing animals in their habitat and human interest in them. He was handsome and healthy looking, which is good.
thanks for hosting Eileen!
Bob Bushell said…
Phew, I was worried the for poor Bear, alright.
Oh boy, I forgot they can climb!
✿ chica said…
Que copisa linda!!!Adorei ver o urso! Muito bom! beijos,tudo de bom,chica
Irma said…
Hi Eileen,
Wonderful to see this bear so close.
The video is great.
Best regards, Irma
Bear photos!! How exciting! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Thanks for this Eileen - your video is a special part of the story!
Have a lovely week,
Sussi said…
Wow! How easily it climbs down.
Yamini MacLean said…
Hari OM
Awww - nice vid! Glad it was just paintballers... quite a good idea actually. Enjoy your bloggy break! YAM xx
Tom said…
Loving all those acorns.
Nick V. said…
Wow, how exciting to see a bear out in the wild, Eileen. Even better to take some photos and video of it!
Thanks for hosting.
Jenn Jilks said…
Poor bear! Jut trying to get a meal.
We had the same experience with an elk herd. Just well enough hidden to avoid the camera. Happy Day.
Sandra said…
yowsa on those claws and it is a good thing they have a safe way to chase it away from people. it would not be good for them to get to friendly, he paint will not hurt it but will make it know to stay away from people.
photodoug said…
Eileen, enjoy your hiatus. Thanks for sharing.
TexWisGirl said…
poor big fellow! can't even eat in peace...
Linda said…
Awwww....the poor bear. Lovely photos, Eileen, and I did see the video and am happy that it is safe and was able to run away.
A bear sighting is pretty scary from any distance! Hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs!
Daniela said…
Here in Italy is almost impossible to see a bear, but I'd love to ... at a certain distance, of course !

Hope you had the best of weeks, darling Eileen,
I'm sending love and hugs on your Saturday and on your Sunday,
may they be filled with much gladness

Xx Dany
Good Morning Eileen. Wow, that bear sure had nerve hanging out in the tree for so long. He did have big paws/claws! I didn't know bears would eat acorns. Growing up in Kansas we had acorn trees. I enjoyed your video-you got some great shots. Have a great day and weekend!
Aw how neat to see a bear. We had one in the Plum tree once---very neat
Grantham Lynn said…
I was able to join today!
I wanted to invite you I'm having a Fabulous Fall Party/Link The Party at the other blog. Over here:
Feel free to link your party and all your Fall theme posts.
Thanks for hosting every week. Hopefully I can join more often. We are actually moving on Mon. so things will settle back to normal! Yea!
Have a great party!
Debbie said…
awwww, poor thing, it must have been frightened!! i think it was more frightened than the peeps watching. i will miss you this week but i hope you have something fun planned!!!

happy saturday!!!
Karen S. said…
Good morning Eileen what a fun critter post! Reminds me of Lions and tigers and really and truly bears! Thanks for sharing the video and the nature sounds, that's one thing I've been enjoying in my daughter's own backyard. So many bird songs! Love it all. Enjoy your weekend and fun outside!
Ela said…
Poor bear !! I think he was hungry! It's exciting to meet such a large animal !!
Happy weekend !
That was quite the sighting.
carol l mckenna said…
Amazing that big bear up a tree ~ what a sight to see ~ !

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^
Phil Slade said…
Hi Eileen. Well that was a bit of a shame that the bear had to be chased away, especially since it seemed to be more scared of the people watching then they were of it being up the tree. I guess you can't be too careful of bears It's ok for me to say that as we don't have any in the UK, just teddy bears.

Have fun this coming week.
RedPat said…
Amazing, Eileen!
Happyone said…
Nice shots of the bear.
Glad they usually run away from people.
Those claws are something.
amo sin blogg said…
Happy weekend from Anne-Mari
Home Meadows said…
Thank you for hosting the link-up!

Martin Kloess said…
Someone was real lucky and we all benefited from it
Barb said…
You got some great pics and video. I've been on the lookout for black bears on my walks but haven't spotted any. They're starting to gorge before hibernation.
sad they had to scare the cutie pie...but best they not get to acclimated to being around us.
We have lots of bears around town right now. They are visiting trees and gardens in addition to garbage cans if left out too early. Our town puts "Bear in the Area" signs out so you can be careful, especially walking at night. - Margy
John's Island said…
Hi Eileen, Neat video. Bear behavior is so interesting. Glad to see him get away OK. Thanks for sharing the video. Hope you have a fine weekend!
Oh my goodness- that's too close for me! Thank you for hosting Eileen!
Amy Franks said…
I've never seen a bear before, but I"m sure they are quite fearsome creatures :-)
A fun siting, and I'm glad the bear left the area safely and quickly!

Hope you have a good weekend - Stay warm, it's chilly tonight!! :-)
Linda W. said…
How cool to see a bear! I'm gonna link my prairie dog pics to this post if it's not too late. :)
Linda said…
Ha, I posted from Big Meadows too! Just deer though. Front Royal has had a big problem with visiting bears this year. The berry crop was late and the bears wandered into town looking for food, found it, and stayed around all summer raiding trash cans.
Mosura said…
"Running the opposite away from us"
That's just the way I like it :-)
Lynne said…
Great Critter post Eileen . . .
Like that was a BIG Black Bear!
Aren't they more dangerous than the Brown bear or is it visa versa . . .
what an amazing experience to get so close to the bear!
oh..... he climbes really high. Lucky you can see him.
Good that the bear was eating acorns and not turning over garbage cans, like they're always doing around our place in W.V.

Cool video, Eileen!
Missy George said…
Grandma...what big paws you have..Those claws could do a ton of damage..Great shots..What a photo op!!.Have fun wherever you are!!
It must be amazing to be that close to a black bear up a tree, his claws sure are long.

I hope you have a good week.

All the best Jan
The Yum List said…
You dared to get that close!!!
Oh my gosh what a wonderful sighting -- I'm so glad the bear was safe though and I hope he stays away from people -- I know they don't mix well with us, but I would still have loved to have gotten these amazing pictures and video. just wonderful.
orchid Miyako said…
Dearest Eileen; OMG, black bear sighting sound SO exciting and I've never seen bear :-) Yes, the video of the bear safely got down the tree with paintball gun made me quite relieved♡♡♡
By the way, my next neighbor who gave me the chestnuts asked me what "ドングリ, donguri”in English, I answered "acorn" p:-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*
How exciting to be that close to a bear. Bears are so cute.
baili said…
enjoyed the video specially the way he came down from tree ,thank you for sharing a fun dear
Excelentes fotografas e bem apanhado, gostei do video.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Jayne said…
I did not realize bears ate acorns! Did the ranger say why he/she scared the bear off?
we heard the funniest bear story today, sounds like many seen them but i've not seen one a long while! neatO!
Lux G. said…
Oh, I see it. Scary and cute at the same time.
jandi said…
yes, look at THOSE claws! very interesting photos! have a good day, Eileen!
What an amazing looking Bear. So sad it was spooked but I suppose the Ranger was only doing his job. Better safe than sorry.
Have a wonderful week :)
Bom dia, Maravilhoso momento fotografico, é perfeito.
Resto de boa semana,
yonca said…
Thanks for the video, Eileen. What a graest experience to get so close to a bear. It is a little scary but also cute.
Nice bear encounter. I guess the paintball also marks it so it may be recognized if it continues to be a nuisance. Can't blame it for wanting to eat acorns before the long hibernation.
wildlifewatcher said…
Hi Eileen, Wonderful bear sighting. Glad the bear was eating natural food and not trying to get into trash or anything human. Nice. Have a wonderful weekend!
Ana Freire said…
The only bears that I saw until today were in the zoo...
Great post, Eileen! Thanks for sharing!
A big kiss!

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