Yesterday the family & I went down to Green Bay to celebrate my niece's 5th birthday. We lacked sleep due to our 4 year old waking several times so my husband asked me if I wanted to drive down or back. I chose to drive down. I think about 30-45 minutes into the drive Adam was playing with the kids & his cell phone. They were doing something like Talking Tom. So I saw this dark color of something off to the right in the ditch. Sometimes I wonder if I'm seeing things so I kept looking back to see what it was. Then it started to move so I hit the brakes a little. And then it didn't just start to move....it barreled itself and all 200-300 pounds across the road just barely in front of our car. I was stepping pretty hard onto the brake & praying that it would be okay. Whew...that was REALLY close. We were blessed not to have a teenage black bear smash the front of our car & crash in the hood & windshield. Instead, we continued on our journey to celebrate a sweet little girl who is precious to us. WOW! I couldn't believe I nearly hit a black bear. I haven't seen one of those in the wild since about 1994. I know they are around all over in the U.P. But it isn't often that I've seen one. Glad this one survived its journey to the other side of M-35.
Dear Cute & probably not so cuddly Black Bear,
Next time you decide to take a walk across the road to see the view of Lake Michigan better. Please don't do it so close to the front of my car. Or at least give us warning so we can make sure not to hit your beautiful self & have time & sense to hit record on the phone that was being played with in the back seat. Thanks. It would be much appreciated! :)