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Wit And Wisdom From The Hermit In The Holler

We had a visitor in the holler a couple weeks back…


“Yep, bars do go in the woods.”



(Now you know what bear poop looks like…hope this doesn’t gross anyone out!)

It’s A Bear!

We have bears here in the Pawpaw Holler, but we hardly ever see them close to the house because our dogs keep them run off –most of the time.

Coming home this afternoon, about a 1/2 mile from the house, we rounded a curve and there was this black thing coming up over the bank.

Little Bear 1 

It was a bear!

He wasn’t huge, but he wasn’t that little, either. Lacy says he’s a yearling and probably weighs about 100-125 lbs.

Little Bear 2 

Our presence didn’t seem to bother him; he just looked at us a time or two and slowly continued on his way around the mountain –probably going to Rocky Top and get in their dumpsters.

Little Bear 3


Hope you all enjoyed these; I’m sorry the picture quality isn’t any better, but I wasn’t getting any closer to him than I was -plus I may have been a tad excited, Abby and Daniel sure were!