Yeah, well. All sarcasm aside, I've never used one of these tablet thingies, and it's going to take some practice.
I appreciate your patience while I work out the kinks of tablet-i-ness.
I didn't begin this post intending to discuss bears. I really didn't. But now that it's clearly about bears, and I want to practice drawing with a tablet, allow me to tell a (now) relevant story about bears.
This past summer, I went camping--you know, with the mountains, trees, tents, hiking socks, etc. As is customary, we built a fire when it got dark and sat around it and inhaled smoke. This is what you do when you're camping.
Everyone's favorite part of camping is s'more-making, so we commenced this camping tradition, and set out the s'more paraphernalia on the picnic table, just a few feet away from the fire. (You see where this is going, right?) After we made a round of s'mores, 2 people from our party took a walk to bathroom land. Notice there are missing circles in the diagram below.
So these two bathroom-goers had been gone for about 10 minutes when we heard someone making themselves another s'more: rustling with the graham cracker packaging, getting some marshmallows, etc. Now, the light from the camp fire didn't illuminate the picnic table much. We could see that there was a table, but not much of what was on it or who was behind it. We assumed that our bathroom-using friends had returned and were hungry from the bathroomy journey.
Yes, the bear took all our graham crackers and made a run for it. After the bear-instigated anarchy subsided, we noticed he also took the marshmallows. For this, I will never forgive him.
I made a video for you of the other wildlife we saw on the trip. Behold, the wilderness!
For the record, when you are camping in a place with bears, you should never have food out unless it's within reach. When you see a black bear, you are supposed to make lots of noise to scare them away. This is NOT, however, the protocol when dealing with brown bears. If you see a brown bear, play dead face down, protect your neck, and try not to die.