Saturday, July 25, 2009



Bears!
This week I had two bear experiences. First a bear came into our house.
Our landlady asked us if we messed up her fridge and took her milk. (Yeah, we knocked all the shelves down in your fridge) So I went to investigate. A few things had been chewed into and the shelves were knocked down. I also noticed that the trim around the door of the pantry had been ripped off the wall. So we concluded that a raccoon or some type of animal had snuck into the open window and tried to get at her food. End of story, or so we thought. David, our roomate came home and told us what had really happened.
At 10:30 pm Mary-jane and I were out of the house. David was in his room watching TV and he heard a large banging noise and thought we had returned home. The banging continued so he decided to check it out. The noise was coming from the closed laundry room. In the laundry room there is a washer and dryer, a pantry, and an extra fridge in which our landlady, Pamela, keeps some things. He opened the laundry room door and there crouched on the floor with its head in the refridgerator was a medium sized black bear. He promptly closed the door.
Not knowing what to do, David called 911. After explaining the situation to the call-taker, David returned to the door and found the bear had gone. The bear had allegedly climbed on a truck parked outside and entered the home through the open window.

Then again this morning! Just as I arrived at work there was a huge brown bear near the river that passes through Aspen. Right near the city! The bear looked and saw that a group of people (the aspen art museum staff) was watching him and ran down the Rio Grand Trail. The trail is a major bike and hiking path. I was so happy to see the bear by the river because I missed the bear that broke into our own house! David said the bear that came into our house was pretty small but the brown bear by the river was huge!

10 comments:

Diane said...

I'M GOING TO HAVE BAD DREAMS TONIGHT FOR SURE. BEARS ARE IN THE TOP TEN THINGS THAT I FEAR. Get some pepper spray or at least a large pepper grinder. HAHA. Seriously, be careful.

byufish said...

Okay...I"m VERY NERVOUS for you and MJ. Keep your windows closed BRI!!! I'm not sure if your Mom is that smart...a pepper grinder...don't give those bears any ideas...they'd sit down and use it on YOU as they eat you for dinner!!

mj said...

ha dude. you saw a bear. lucky.
mj

Mark said...
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Johnny and Becky said...

Holy cow! This is incredible. First you leave the door unlocked and you get a creep man. Now you leave the window open and you get a man eating killer. Ich bin shocked!

Tammy said...

BRIAN!!! I can't believe a bear was in your house! Nathan's going to be so jealous!! He loves/hates bears and his dream was to see one break into our house in Virginia so that he could fend it off. All we saw was a couple of cubs. Not as cool. Glad your landlady could learn the truth about the rough milk stealers. Also - I laughed so hard at Becky's creep man comment. What's next!?

Alison Lee said...

BEARS!

ann said...

Dude!

Chris said...

Brian and MJ - you guys have the craziest things happen. Burglars breaking in, then bears! You really should pick up some kind of protection. Although Brian since you are so tall and skinny the bear would just be disappointed. Hope you are still having fun in Aspen. Love you guys. Chris and Linda

Karlie Ann Ady said...

lol I didn't realize Houston's bear count was so high. If there are bears in your appt we might reconsider your offer to let us stay there...Nah. Worth it for the story.