Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Bulked-out bear digs for treasure
Rich just sent me the latest pics from the mountain, where the bulked-out individual seen above or one of his kin, dug a sizable hole in the woods searching for Emperor Norton's Treasure.
(To appreciate Emperor Norton it helps to be a San Franciscan or perhaps a Brit. The city was riddled with fox holes in the '50s when one of the newspapers sponsored a contest called . . . you got it! "Emperor Norton's treasure." )
This might have been Bruin's last aerobic exercise. He looks rather hangdog, obviously ready to retire for his winter's nap.
Other treasure seekers stopped to muse over his handiwork.
But the flicker couldn't care less about the bear's hole.
(Hey, remember the one about how to catch a polar bear? My daughters won't let me tell it to the g'kids. Unfortunately, by the time they're old enough to hear it, I'll be too damn old to remember it. )