I heard something bang against the grill on the deck in the middle of the night, so I jumped up and turned on the deck lights to see what was out there. Nothing. Then I heard something on the front deck so I opened the front door and goddammit, it was TWO BEARS! A big one and a little one! I almost pooped my jammies! Luckily I had taken the top to bottom screen out of that door yesterday and put the glass in or else all that would have been separating me from TWO BEARS would have been a thin screen. Unfortunately all that was separating me from two bears was a nice piece of thick glass that I purposely don't secure very well in the door because it's kind of hard to do, and it's kind of hard to get out again in the spring, so I just do it "good enough." One decent pawing would have sent the glass crashing in on me.
They didn't seem to see me through the glass because of the light glaring on them and they were too busy demolishing my last and favorite bird feeder. I ran around like a fool for a few minutes not sure what to do, and then I found my camera. Here's my picture:
I know, it's an awful picture because I was totally freaking out and the door was all steamed up by the time I got myself together enough to find the camera. I tried to take another one after I wiped off the door, but the stupid batteries ran out and I was too scared to keep the door open any longer. I let my brave, wonderful dog out for about a minute and she chased them off.