October 14, 2009
A black bear watches from the woods along the South Fork Walla Walla River. The bear quickly faded back into the woods.
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Nora the Schnauzer scares up eight grouse and spots a pileated woodpecker high in a tall tree, but hasn't a clue at the appearance of a black bear.
A black bear briefly stood at the edge of the woods, and I clicked off a few photos before it disappeared.When it faded into the underbrush before Nora the Schnauzer saw it and before it became interested in me, I breathed again.Actually, Nora may not hav