Friday, February 4, 2011

A Surprise Visit from the Grizzlies!

Even with the cold weather the past few days, our Grizzly bears have decided to come out of "hibernation" for a visit! The four have them, Papa, George, Willie, and Wendy, have been snuggled together in a cave we built for them for over a month. They have popped their heads out to get some fresh air a few times on particularly warm days, but none of us expected to see them out in this frigid air! Even still, Willie came wandering out first and sat at his icy water trough for a drink. He was followed by Wendy, who took the opportunity to play with some ice chunks that she broke off of the snow piles in their habitat! Papa and Willie were intrigued by her jumping around and came out next to investigate. It was nice to see them but it didn't take long for the cold to make them wander back into their warm cave together! Just like the Black bears, they had pine tree branches and hay that they brought into the cave. They both make for great denning material! We are looking forward to the spring for sure. It will be nice to the see the Grizzlies' faces more often!

1 comment:

  1. Well, I just find this weather unacceptable for Texas! I hope everyone there - both 4-legged and 2-legged - is surviving and coping okay. Stay warm!