Christopher Tozier is the author of Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus, the award-winning, middle-grade fantasy series set in the wilds of central Florida and published by Pineapple Press. He was selected as a 2011 State of Florida Artist Fellowship recipient and his poetry has appeared widely.
We had a visit from a black bear that we haven't seen before. He was a big guy, maybe 500 lbs?
It can be hard to tell in a picture how big a bear is. One way to get an idea is to look at their ears because they don't change size significantly over their lifetime. If their ears look big compared to their body, the bear is probably small and young. In this case, the ears look small compared to his body.