Today’s animal is the black bear.
According to the staff here, black bears are pretty regular guests to Esperanza. The day before we arrived they ate all the pears from esperanza’s lone pear tree, broke some branches and pooped right underneath to let us know what happened. It seems like people here see bears more as a nuisance than a threat. The bears are scared off by the dogs, and believe me, this says more about the bears than the dogs. The bears aren’t really interested in us, only our garbage, our pears and our salmon. The only real threat is if they get “too familiar” with humans, whatever that means. Then we have to shoot them. I have been told by my friend Joy that Black bears taste good and grizzlies, not as good. Tim my Boss told me the bears taste better after berry season, which just is ending and before the salmon start spawning, which should happen about a month from now. Does anyone have a good recipe for black bear?