Bear Sighting In Our Neighborhood

Greetings from Colorado

Good morning everyone and God bless you!  Thought you might like to see a photo of a beautiful black bear that was coming through our area just before 5 a.m. this morning.  We get bears out here quite a bit (mountain lions too).  They wander down from the Rockies and once they get into one trash can, they keep looking for more.  We are getting ready this week to fly out to California on Monday.  I need to get some yard work done before we go and I will definitely be looking out for that big guy!  That is a pretty good size black bear and it looks very healthy.  The animals use the open space behind our house as a travel path, so I will be even more aware when I mow the lawn today.

Bear sighting 6-25-19

That photo was taken by a neighbor just up the street from us and she posted it on the Nextdoor App to warn everyone.  Bears can look cute and cuddly, but they need to be respected for the wild predators they are and I am thankful our neighbors look out for each other.  Thank you Lord for your creation, but please don’t let the bears or mountain lions ever hurt anyone out here, especially the little kids playing outside.  Please put a hedge of protection around our neighborhood and bless and protect all the families that live here.  Thank You Jesus for watching over us and protecting us with your mighty angels.

Even though we live in an area alongside apex predators that can hurt or kill us, we do not live in fear.  We just need to be more aware.  Like someone living in Africa.  I have never been to Africa, but my African brothers and sisters and I share that common reality.  We just need to be street smart with the wild.  We use all our senses and pay attention to our surroundings at all times and above all we trust in the Lord.

One way to love your neighbors is to look out for them and warn them of potential danger.  It’s still pretty wild out here and we all watch each other’s backs and take time to help our neighbors.  When you live in what once was the wild west, it’s still good to circle the wagons whenever a threat emerges.  We all need each other and it’s a blessing to have neighbors that care.

“Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:37-40

Well, I’m off to mow the lawn.  If I see the bear, I’ll let you know and hopefully I can get some pictures too.  Have a blessed day and may we love our neighbors as Jesus said!

Grace and peace to you all!

Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

44 thoughts on “Bear Sighting In Our Neighborhood”

  1. I’ve had to scare bears off my deck two times! One was so hungry he clawed the screens and upturned the cat house. I called my neighbor Mr. Brown and he came in his pjs to help me at 11 p.m. He said by the tracks it was a juvenile male. We don’t keep cat food on the deck anymore or put beef stew in the crock pot overnight. The other bear I scared off with a wooden spoon and a good old fashioned country mama holler. Stay safe Ryan. 🐻🙏

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      1. Yeah, probably more likely to see one at night and in the early morning like our neighbor did. It will be 13 years living out here on August 31st. I have never seen a bear coming through, but we have had many warnings. We have had lots of mountain lion warnings too. My friend and I saw what we were pretty sure was a mountain lion one afternoon while mountain biking the single track trails in the wilds out here. It was sneaking up on a guy walking his dogs. The dogs were freaking out and the guy kept looking back and he got out of there quick. It’s like Nat Geo out here! 🙂 God bless!

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      2. That’s cool! It’s rare that a moose comes down out of the mountains. My wife grew up in Anchorage, AK and they had big moose in their yard all the time. Grizzlies and wolves running around in the woods near their house too!

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      3. Yeah, I just heard the coyotes yippin’ and howlin’ the other night. We just saw a pretty orange fox a few months ago too. Lots of people lose their little dogs and cats out here. It’s always crazy to hear the coyotes all converge on something. They all go nuts, you hear a squeal, then it goes dead quiet as they eat. 😊

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      4. Sorry to hear that. Good idea keeping them safe. A few people even have had bucks kill their dogs. The deer jumped their fence and attacked the dogs with their rack! Crazy how aggressive even deer can be!

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  2. Our area isn’t really known for black bears, but we do have a few on our state! Mostly males passing through. Stay safe! I actually saw one about 20 years ago. There were a few people who spotted it, as well. It was the talk of the town!🙏

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  3. I said a prayer that God protects all of you and your neighbors from the bear and cougar! It would be pretty exciting seeing it roam out in the open space, but I do hope it wonders back where it came from, maybe the foothills. I know you will be very careful, but as your Mom I will say it anyway….”Be Careful!” Ha. Your neighborhood website is pretty cool to have!

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    1. Thanks Mom! We are very diligent about protecting the kids. I’m not letting them ride bikes through the open space right now. The grasses and weeds are just too tall and the bear or mountain lion could hide in there. They are supposed to mow it and spray the weeds soon. Love ya!


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