This is the third time in the 10 plus years I've lived here that I've seen a bear but this one takes the cake!
It was on June 25th, and I was sitting at the dining room table on my laptop and the dogs started barking like nuts. I, in my usual patient manner, yelled and them to shut it~ But they didn't so I figured there must be a deer outside that they were seeing through the glass sliding doors. I got up to look and there he was (or she,)...a lumbering bear who just came in for a visit and decided that our yard would be a great place to lay down for a bit.
I immediately went and grabbed my camera and tried to "quietly" sneak out on the porch to grab a picture. Unfortunately our sliding door isn't so quiet so I only caught a shot through the wood slats of our porch and then it running away. But still - it was pretty cool (and funny). But only funny because I was on the porch and not in the yard with it~