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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:15 PM
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I met this furry fellow driving home from my gig yesterday...


I was in Virginia all last week; and decided to return via the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive for a ways. I was surprised he stayed around long enough for me to get his picture. :-)
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:17 PM
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1. wow! Doncha just LURVE the BRP???
I love it and miss it.

maybe I'll drag hubby back east one fall and take him for a drive eh?
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:20 PM
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It's a must-see!
But I can remember bumper-to-bumper traffic when I was a kid in the family car. That really made the drive a bummer. It'd be best to take him on a weekday if you go. :-)
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:17 PM
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2. How weird!
My brother was here for the wedding, and he showed me his Blue Ridge Pkwy pics, with many bear pics! And deer, etc...

great pic!! :hi:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:21 PM
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5. The drought has brought them down from the higher elevations...
Poor critters need water. :hi:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:20 PM
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3. Where was that exactly?
That's pretty close to me.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:32 PM
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7. Southern section of Skyline Drive, not far from the Rip Rap Overlook...
I was still chuckling at the name of it, when I went around a curve and saw the bear.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:21 PM
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4.  Beautiful!
when I visited my cousin in very rural Pennsylvania, he told me he regularly has bears up on his porch. I hardly got any sleep, hoping to see one. alas, never did.

The only wild bears I've ever seen were in Alaska, from a distance.

Good for you!
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:34 PM
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8. There have been bear sightings in Bethesda, MD in recent weeks...
I thought it'd be funny if one showed up at the golf course to meet Tiger Woods.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:23 PM
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6. It's like a freakin' country bear jambaroo around here.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:36 PM
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9. Let them drink beer.
:beer: :D
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:38 PM
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10. Wow! Did he drop something over the wall or something ?
:)
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:41 PM
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11. Here's another pic...

He had been on the other side of the road, then crossed in front of me as I scrambled for the camera.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:43 PM
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12. he wanted to make sure you got his good side.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:52 PM
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13. He certainly seems to be posing!
It's nice that he looked at me. :D
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:53 PM
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14. I saw this furry guy on the road last week.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:59 PM
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15. Is that an elk?
I've never seen one before! But I thought they preferred northern climates...
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:00 PM
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16. Yes. A rather large one.
I was visiting Mt. Rainier in Washington State. :)
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:02 PM
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17. Ah, that would explain it!
Did you have a good time?

I'd love to get out West... :insert sighing smiley here:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:03 PM
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19. I always do!
My lovely lady friend lives there. It is GORGEOUS. You must get out there. :)
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:03 PM
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18. He's beautiful. A younger bear tried to join our wilderness picnic a few years ago
fortunately it didn't take much to shoo him away. We were very afraid that mom was somewhere in the vicinity, but fortunately she wasn't.

Great photo! :hi:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:04 PM
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20. Thanks!
I couldn't believe my luck!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:05 PM
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21. My dear GoddessOfGuinness!
Wow, what an amazing pic!

I'm glad that you were in your car, sweetie...... :scared:

Hope he found the water he needed......

:hi:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:09 PM
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22. I must admit,
I kept a watchful eye on him while I got the camera. My windows were down; and I didn't want him to get any ideas.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:50 PM
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23. tweaking for Goldilocks
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 10:50 PM by GoddessOfGuinness
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 03:38 PM
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24. just once more
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