Bear sightings are very rare around my area. But, over fall break, I was in the right place at the right time. I had just driven across the bridge and entered Paulsbo when I saw something I have never seen before in person. A black bear scampered across the road and into the forest. I was shocked, I slowed down and looked in the woods hoping to catch one last glimpse but the bear had already disappeared. Afterwards I was so excited to tell my friends and family that I was lucky enough to have been there when bear decided to cross the street. After nine years of living here I had finally seen one. I had only ever heard stories and seen Facebook posts about them. I realized that they do actually live close by, which is something I hadn’t spent much time thinking about. I don’t know how they stay so well hidden.