Updated August 20, 2020 | For Dog People By Rhona Melsky The great individuals of Islesboro, Maine, might have wanted to sing,” Lions as well as bears and also tigers, oh my!”the well-known line from The Wizard of Oz, after the discovery of a bear. It was on Aug. 6 that the expected bear was seen on the island’s Pendleton Point Road, and the Islesboro Department of Public Safety was called and also reacted.
2020 They sprang right into activity with a warning published on its Facebook web page: “As you recognize bears are not typical site visitors to Islesboro. Till we have the ability to confirm the info gotten during the examination please keep your pets under your control as well as garbage covered. The discovery was southern of Christ Church on Pendleton Point Road. Fred”
The message was complied with by some funny remarks:
“Knock it off Fred. Not funny!!!” checked out one.
Another commented: “This is just intolerable.”
And, most likely one of the most suitable one for the times read: “2020 carries on …”
So, that was this unusual bear upon the island, anyway?
Well, the offender was uncovered the extremely following day. As well as, it wasn’t a bear whatsoever. Not also close. Not a tiger neither a lion either.
It was Sugar, a Bouvier des Flanders with curly black hair, detected running about without a leash. Her proprietor Bentley Drezner needed to aid rule her in.
Posted by Islesboro Department of Public Safety on Friday, August 7, 2020
The next day, the Islesboro Department of Public Safety chimed in with a tongue in cheek Facebook post that checked out: “This is Sugar, our team believe Sugar may of been averting mommy and also terrifying the daylights out of people posing as a bear the other day. Given the information gotten from mommy as well as the witnesses we have established it was sugar. This instance has actually been closed, sugar was not charged with any type of criminal offense and also requires extra milk bones for not being a large ole bear. Thank you, Bentley for your help.”
Ideally, Sugar is back residence with mama and also, fingers crossed, she won’t begin anymore difficulty.
Don’t tell Sugar regarding Sasquatch, as it may give her ideas. It’s almost the last point individuals of Islesboro need now or ever.
Featured image courtesy of Bentley Drezner
Rhona Melsky is a longtime writer/editor, pet supporter, dog rescuer, and classically experienced vocalist who shares her house with two cherished rescue pets as well as a husband.