Ju-Lyn of Touring my Backyard and Brian of Bushboy’s World host a monthly project called The Changing Seasons where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just past.
In my last Changing Seasons: June post I talked about the curious lack of bear sightings in the neighborhood. All that changed in July when a miscreant bear got together with his gang and trained them on the finer points of B&E. Ever since, bears have been opening car doors of parked vehicles looking for food.
In nearby Tofino, this story made the news when one bear opened the car door and was locked inside. Having gotten in, the door closed behind him and he wasn’t able to get out. Suffice to say he made quite a mess. As the British Columbia Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) says
The Tofino bear or his Ucluelet bro, made the rounds in my backyard when he opened my neighbor’s car in the middle of the night. There was no food in the car, so after a good sniff the bear went away leaving only a dirty paw print behind.
A little thing to mention … my neighbor’s car was parked ten meters away from my front door. We are seriously thinking of installing a door camera.
If you’re curious on how a bear opens a car door, this video will educate.
Otherwise, July was a busy month.
We had our first crab dinner for the year
Embarked on a new water sport
Celebrated my father’s Ninety & Spritely birthday, where he remembered his favorite motor bikes and automobiles.
In another post, I’ll share more about these highlights. In particular, I hope to eventually have pictures from our kayak outings … assuming that I learn how to paddle and take pictures at the same time!