Wednesday, 22 August 2012


  My husband and I went 'bear hunting' on our day off  last Sunday.  We would find a road that lead to either the lake or rivers side and sit for a while to see if  any grizzlies  would pass by. We pulled into
a spot beside the Slims River. DH had to go to take
care of 'business' so I was sitting in the car with the
window down right next to a wooded area. Something caught my eye in the woods by the drivers side. It was a motion. It was a grizzly, not
ten feet away from the car, heading through the woods in the same direction my husband had walked. DH was about a block and a half down the
two track by now. I quickly honked the horn, jumped over into the drivers seat and started the car so I could put the windows up, then started down this narrow road to rescue my hubby!
I'm sure by now the bear was scared half witless and was well on his way up the mountain side.
Here I am honk, honk, honking the horn-waving my arms, screaming "get in the car , get in the car now"
and what is the first thing my hubby says to me once I get him in the car and explain why I'm
 acting like a lunatic, "Did you get its picture?"
Can you believe that?  Now, when would I have had
time to get it's picture I ask you?
 For once I was truly speechless. Yes, completely caught off guard.
All I can say is that I'm sure glad that it was him on that
two track and not me because if he'd been in my shoes I got a feeling I might not be here to tell this
story! I can just see him fumbling with the camera,
thinking what a great photos he going to be getting
while the bear has made his way down to me, finished me off, and is looking at him with his
camera probably thinking,"yeh, and here comes
 my dessert now".
Well, it was a 'no bear picture' day, for sure
 but I think the memories made that day will
make up for it for many, many years to come!
Don't you?
Tomorrow I will show you what we did find to
'shoot'. Photo shoot, that is. And it's not scenery-
I promise!



  1. Kimberly, You are so funny...but I believe you. I would have thought the same thing.LOL. Glad you are here to tell your story. Smiles, Susie

  2. He seriously said that? Hahahahahaha... At least now he knows how much you love him since you put his well-being before a good photo.

  3. All's I have to say about that is..."Men!" xo

  4. OMG! Grizzlies scare me! I've never seen one but I've read about a lot of "close encounters" and that would do it for me! I remember seeing the "after" pictures of that photographer and his wife...I can't remember her just him and there was barely anything recognizable....awful! But I'm grateful to those grizzlies because they're probably one of the biggest reasons we still have a wilderness....I'm just too scared to wander out in it now! LOL! Thank goodness you're ALL okay! The bear's probably home now telling everyone his version! LOL!

  5. Ok, laughing here. I wonder if hubby would be so worried about a picture if that bear was nipping at his bumm .....

  6. Oh my gosh! I would have been scared out of my wits!

  7. Oh, how exciting and funny, too! I remember one of our bear encounters with a black bear - I jumped out of the truck to get pictures and my husband was yelling for me to get back into the truck - he was scared!! Can't wait to see what you else you "shot"!

  8. Yikes, what a memory to have to take home. Better to have hubby to take home than a picture.

  9. Kimberly,

    I so believe your story! When you want a bear to come around they don't and when it's time to use the they come around. This so reminds me of living up North. When you least expect the visiting bear he/she is right there!

    Now this story is to funny. I must say, I am extremely happy that you and your husband are okay.

  10. Oh wow! I would have been scared to death too! I think you did the right thing! To heck with the picture! :) Can't wait to see what you did get a shot of. Have a great evening.

  11. you are so brave ,I would have been terrified, grizzlies, oh my gosh,

  12. OMGosh! I sure hope instinct would kick in for me and I would do the same as you. But I'm afraid I would just sit there and have to change my big girl panties!!! You did provide me a laugh and I'm sure glad it ended well and all are safe!

  13. Oh wow...a grizzly and a photo op. What to do, what to do...I think you chose wisely! I would have laid on the horn myself! Glad you rescued your hubby and scared Grizzly away. Can't wait to see what you did shoot.

  14. Oh my sweet goodness.
    Had I seen that ...up close and in person, I would have had to go to the river myself!
    That is funny about your hubby..."did you get a picture?"... isn't that just like a man?
    As if he almost didn't believe you by your hysterics!
    Can't wait to see what you DID get pictures of...Pat

  15. Oh Kimberly, my husband would have said the same thing to me as he knows how many phtos I thank goodness you got to your husband before that grizzly!

  16. OMG-You should have locked him out of the car and let the bear have him!;>) lol HOW SCARY!!!! xo Diana that I think about it-what kind of blogger ARE you- you could have hit the big time with a photo of the bear chasing your hubby-

  17. Oh my gosh! I'm sure it didn't seem funny then, but your story sure is. Glad you honked the horn to scare that bear off.

  18. Hello Kimberly, oh my, that is really something, a Grizzly so close. Ya, men, LOL. Can`t wait to see what you will show us. Blessings Francine.

  19. Oh my! What a story! (And a well-told one too.)

    I do love a story with a happy ending. No pun intended.

  20. glad your safe along with your sweetheart - any type of bear scare me. I like watching them from a far and looking at photos of them.. but gee whiz no photo..ha - I am sure I would have done the same if I were in your shoes..

  21. I was reading your post with an open mouth I am just glad your all OK, your partners comment is priceless. Oh how I love reading your blog thanks for sharing.
    best wishes Julie.C

  22. Holy Moly!
    You had quite an adventure!
    I would have done exactly what you did, and durn the picture.
    You can always get another picture... but replacing your hubby might be a bit harder ~~LOL!

  23. Note to self: Make sure you're not drinking iced tea before reading Kimberly's posts!

    I'm glad your husband (and my monitor) are OK!

  24. Really smart move! I would of froz with fright. Husband first, forget the picture.

  25. I kept looking for the picture!!!! :) Glad DH is safe, though.

  26. Oh my! What a story that is!! Great moose pictures but I'm glad you didn't get the grizzly picture and chose to save your hubby. What an exciting place. Hugs, Pam

  27. much better than my black bear story!


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