Bear 'Hunting' & Play Ushering...

Steve and I went, once again, in search of the Black Bears who roam actively during the salmon spawning season.

Each time we explore Taylor Creek, we see more quantities of salmon with richer hues of red.
We even saw some fish with a developing kype, a hook-like secondary sex characteristic which influences the formation of dominance hierarchies at the spawning grounds. The size of the kype is believed to determine male spawning frequency. Hmm.
Oh sure, we saw a siege of Great Blue Herons (a first for me) but not one bear.

It was a little unnerving to hear gunshots while we were tromping about in the woods. We were told that the bears are very aggressive but we also heard that people are feeding them and petting the young cubs. That is beyond crazy. So needless-to-say, between the shots fired and the noisy yahoos, we have yet to see a bear in the wild this season.
Jenny, the bear summoner, on the other hand, saw five different bears in one afternoon. Crazy stuff.

After dinner at Bob and Jenny's, we headed to the Boathouse Theatre for our last ushering job of the season and the final performance of Steel Magnolias.
Even our neighbors, Mike and Janet, braved the windy, 37 ° night to see this exceptional play. Oh what a great day in Tahoe.

"It is the sweet, simple things of life
which are the real ones after all."
-Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Unknown said...

What's wrong with people...this is not Jellystone park! It's amazing that people think they can feed the bears without problems.
Love the Heron standing atop the tree!

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