Jane Schuler-Repp and Ida Egil were in the right place at the right time to see something amazing. A young Black Bear came up to the double-paned window at the Fort Bragg Hospital and looked in.
It sure looks like this Bear is smiling at Jane. Here's what Jane and Ida had to say about the encounter: “On Tuesday morning, Jan. 15th, the daily routine at Fort Bragg Hospital was interrupted by a wandering Bear, looking for its way out of the complex. We just happened to be in the corridor where the Bear was clawing at the window and we got an up-close look at this magnificent but confused creature. We were thankful the double-paned window held up.”
Daytime visits of a bear are very unusual. Reports said the bear was four feet tall when it was standing on its four paws. It was seen headed towards the Noyo River where it disappeared from view.
Thanks to Jane and Ida for sharing their experience. And thanks to Jane for allowing me to share her photo with you here.