Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lake Charles

Lake Charles never disappoints. I've spent many an hour on this lake, boating, drawing, walking around it but this was a whole new twist. I was standing at the bait and tackle shack that sits near the pier. There was a big flyer taped to the window that said, "We're in Black Bear Territory." I took the time to read the directions about what you should do if you encounter a bear in the wild. As soon as I was finished reading the flyer I turned my eyes to the lake shore and look who was about 15 feet away from me....

The bear could care less about me! We watched it fish the shore line for about 10 minutes. She deftly pulled this fish out of the water for a little snack.

People gathered and snapped pictures as she went along the shore completely ignoring the papparazzi. My heart was beating so fast, I knew if she wanted to attack me she could reach me in about half a second. Good thing I didn't wear my new perfume, "Eau du Trout" that day.


Tammie Lee said...

Well that certainly is exciting!

Gav said...

Yikes, Yogi!