Living minutes away from the national park, it's not unusual for wildlife to pass through our property. After a long, hot day in the mountains we arrived home to a visitor napping in the shade under our tree. We proceeded to carry our gear in the house all the while speaking quietly to her letting her know that we appreciated her stopping by. She stayed for a bit and moved on her way. What a wonderful surprise and what a sweet and beautiful bear!
Gatlinburg, TN. (the gateway to the Smokies)
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