that I encountered on Saturday night. As I was leaving my house for work, I had encountered a large black bear, I live in a wooded area and have to walk a path to my car, when I looked up I stopped and at the top of the path was the bear! I have never in all my life was so close to a real bear! If I would of went any further me and this bear would of been very close.
I started going back to my house and when I got to the gate I ran to the door, I shook so bad I couldn't get the key in the door!
I called 911 and they came, but the bear was gone, the one cop saw a paw print and said " I think he went down here" They were going to call wildlife about it.
But, I am still so very scared, afraid to come to the place and afraid to leave. Tonight I have to go out again, I have some Blessed salt I am taking with me and I am going to sprinkle it around and pray. I thank God so much for telling me to look, it's a bear, go in the house. God is my refuge!
I know that many of you might not be afraid, but I am very scared! I hope you don't laugh at me for this. I could use some prayers.
What a frightening ordeal, Cindy .... by all means, you have my prayers! You followed your instincts by returning to the house ... no need to tangle with a bear!
Just reading your account scared me. That one would give me nightmares. As with other posters, my prayers are with you. I know you will have your antenna up each time you exit your car or leave your house. Maybe you should consider moving to Houston. We don't have any bears here but at times lots of mosquitoes. I do like women though who are like bears - teddy bears.
Thank You Leon for your prayers.
I didn't know there wasn't bears in Texas.What wild animals do you have there? Tigers?
Moving to Texas is something I might consider.
I mentioned there are no bears in Houston and surrounding areas. However, there is a small population of black bears in East Texas that are migrating from Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. We do have other wild animals in Texas such as cougars also called mountain lions, bobcats, feral hogs, wolves, coyotes and others. In Houston, we have raccoons, opossums, some venemous snakes, bats, owls, and other nocturnal creatures. In the southern parts of our county, there are alligators in some of the channels and bayous.
In my neighborhood and according to Texas Parks and Wildlife, I am the only wild animal on record. I just love to hug women.