In five and one half years of travel for the Wisconsin Fellowship of Baptist Churches we have enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Wisconsin in all four seasons. We have literally criss-crossed the state from Kenosha to Hudson, from Superior to Plattevile, from Green Bay to Beloit. Last summer while driving north of Eau Claire we came around a curve and saw a bald eagle on the shoulder of the road consuming a piece of road kill. Almost three years ago we saw a wolf along the interstate north of Wausau on a Sunday morning.
Last Sunday evening we were returning from Hurley. At about 6 pm we were just north of Merrill on Highway 51 heading south for home. A black bear suddenly appeared out of the median and scurried across the south bound lane into the ditch. I had the van on cruise and had to hit the brake to keep from hitting him. I am not sure where he was headed, but he was in a hurry. Our only regret was that we did not have a camera handy to catch the event. It was “beary” exciting.