“SCAMP”

It’s been raining & generally overcast for almost a week now,so when the sunshine came today,I didn’t need to be asked twice! I never can go when I want (or I’d be going ever day!) only when invited by Mother Nature!
Having said that, I did get out today BUT much later than what I should of! The sun is setting much earlier now! I should of gone out sooner because I wanted to go down to Tranquil to check on the salmon run,but there wasn’t enough time. It’s a hours ride down there,which means 2 hours traveling time there & back! Too much time wasted,so I decided to head into Gunner inlet. The wind was up as well,so Fortune Channel’s eastern shore would be getting hit! Gunner is far more protected.
I went into Gunner & upon first inspection couldn’t find anybody home? I was beginning to head out & go over to Fortune Channel when I saw a bear cruising along the eastern shore line! I’ve never seen this bear before or at least by it’s self? I suspect it was the cub recently given the boot by it’s mum a few weeks ago?
I followed it along the shore line of Gunner until it went into the shaded area to the west.
It had a odd behavior of running from time to time for no particular reason?? Normally when a bear does something like that,it’s because it was spooked by something,but there was nothing doing that to this bear! The best way to describe this bear,would be to say it acted like the rabbit in “Alice in Wonderland”!
It acted like it was late for a very important date! I think it was feeling like it should find it’s Mother? I suspect it was the cub I saw in this area several weeks ago being chased away by it’s mum? I think it’s a female?
It kept a eye on me but was more concerned with cruising & exploring things it came across! It found a white plastic bucket & began to rub it’s neck & head on it! It acted like it was cat nip! She stuck her head in the bucket & I was praying it wouldn’t get stuck,cause there was no way I was going to go up on shore & pull it off! I would of simply called it “Buckethead” instead of Scamp!
After spending about a hour with my new found friend,I headed back into town. I stopped at Tsapee Narrows to visit with both The Daredevil & Delilah. They both seemed to be in fine spirits tonight!
Continued on to visit with Romeo & Juliette. Romeo flew out to greet me again! He’s done this almost every time since coming back from the salmon festival!
Both of them flew into the setting sun! The sunset was pretty good but lacked clouds.
All in all,the evening shoot went pretty good today!

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