Did we adopt a bear?

pitbull headshot

We have always wanted a big dog. In fact, our last dog was a Great Dane mix! “Jupiter” who this website is named after, was an incredible dog and a loyal friend with long legs.

But bear adoption?

As you can see, Jupiter thought of himself as a bear! Our new dog looks like a bear (well maybe a bear cub). She is a Stafford Terrier mix.

Look at that stature! Artemis is relatively small but is already showing signs of great strength. Note Pitt Bulls are the most misunderstood and miss-treated of all dog breeds yet hey are happy and friendly dogs!

Adams County Bear Sighting

Bear sightings around here are becoming more common because, in my opinion, the logging industry (that feeds a local paper mill) is destroying the bear’s natural habitat.

Bear sighted in West Gettysburg

June 30, 2019 by Charles Stangor

Posted on Facebook today by Michelle Smyers:

Good Morning everyone!

Just a friendly PSA to our residents:

Yes, there is a black bear roaming the west end of Gettysburg, anywhere from Red Patch Ave and Confederate Woods out to Knoxlyn Rd and north to Herr’s Tavern. From the photos I’ve seen, it looks to be a juvenile, probably about 2, that is just looking for food and his or her own territory. Please keep your trashcans and any bird feeders you have around your property secured. In other words, don’t roll out a welcome mat for it and it will eventually move along without being what some people would call a nuisance. The bear is far more afraid of you than you are of it and most likely won’t ever attack anyone or anything. With that said, let’s all just use some common sense and let it alone and as I said, without easy access to food, it will move along all on its own.

And please don’t flood 911 with sightings of it. There’s really nothing anyone is going to do about it unless it becomes a nuisance so let’s prevent that from the start. It’s just a wild animal looking to find its own way.

Have a great day!