Discovery Park: wildlife up-close

Discovery Park: wildlife up-close

I hear a swooping sound and whip around in time to see a bald eagle coming in for a landing; giant talons are out like landing gear, and huge claws grab the weather tower arm 50′ above me. It eyeballs me; I shudder. Welcome to Disco Park. Continue reading Discovery Park: wildlife up-close

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A bear at Sunrise, Mt. Rainier

A bear at Sunrise, Mt. Rainier

First time I saw a bear I was 5. It was getting into a garbage can at dusk–about 25′ away from our parked van with us in it. It was a dark, blurry object clattering around. Rangers eventually had to chase it off. That was at Cougar Rock campground, Mount Rainier National Park. I hadn’t seen a bear at Rainier since. Until today. Continue reading A bear at Sunrise, Mt. Rainier