merry xmas to you and yours bear
and to everone on this site
Thank you Barry,
I'm glad it was a big hit with your family---Can't beat it around here either!
And thanks to all you guys for the very kind words & wishes.
That picture is my favorite.
My buddy who has that little bear cub told me it was attacked twice before, but those attacks were at night. Then about 6 months later, he called me and said, "Wait until you see the pictures I got for you !" It was during the day that time, and he actually got pictures. I had to get that one fixed by another friend, because my buddy got so excited, he forgot to turn the flash off, and it had a big reflection from the window he took the picture through. That's why that one is a bit blurry. The original had a big white thing to the right of the tree & bear (looked like a rearview mirror). Last I talked to him, he said that little carving has claw marks across both shoulders, his heels are chewed up, and he has one big fang mark on his butt, about 1/2" deep. He has to touch it up every year.
BTW: That bear is in Potter County, PA----Near Coudersport.