So one of those things that we all take for granted and see here in the Northwoods are our Wisconsin black bear. Are they dangeous? Sure, if your in the wrong place at the wrong time anything is. I was in a resturant in Milwaukee in 94 during the E. Coli outbreak and was lucky enought to spend days locked in the bathroom. See, wrong place, wrong time. The bears for the most part keep their distance.
I have been up close and personal with one. so close in fact, we almost bumped noses. Yes, it was dark out and I bent down to look at something in the woods and there was mama bear just on the other side of a very very very small tree. I think she was as freeked out as I was. We parted ways with no problems.
We have also, as most Northwoodsians, had them in our yard. The best was seeing the mama bear and here three cubs. They were playing on the hillside behind our house. Wendi got some pictures of them crossing the road. It was very cool to see.
But what about this time of year? They are all sleeping....Maybe.
Take a look at this Canadian video. This clip is great for animal lovers and young children -- Momma Bear and her three very young cubs in the wild of northern Ontario, Canada.
Humane wildlife experts taking a winter bear census right in the hibernation dens. You'll love this.