Mary Dellenback Hill found out last week, when a persistent bear visited her property at least three times.
Hill said she first saw the bear on Aug. 24, around 6 p.m. When she opened the door, the bear ran away from her copper bird feeder.
About 10 minutes later, Hill said the bear returned. “Same bear I think,” she said, adding it must have wanted to taste the delights in “an old bird feeder on the bank at the side of the cabin.”
The last two photos show the same bear at the side of the cabin.
“Look at its chest,” Hill said, noting the white pattern that seemed to form a V. “I have never seen a black bear with white markings,” Hill said. “I grew up between 1949 and 1966, about 3 miles from where I live now. We never saw deer, bears, or turkeys. Now I have all three visiting me here at my cabin!”
(Photos by Mary Dellenback Hill)