“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.”
CHIEF SEATTLE OF THE SUWAMISH TRIBE, letter to President Franklin Pierce
I have seen this animal stroll through our backyard on more than one occasion. It is an awesome and humbling experience, one that will never be ordinary.
This photo is from an article in our local paper, The Sierra Sun, about this bear that jumped off a 100-foot bridge, got trapped underneath, and was eventually rescued. I bet Chief Seattle would have been impressed by man and beast on this day. I know I was.
Article by By Andrew Cristancho of The Sierra Sun.