A friend of mine is about two months away from delivering her third child, and as her belly thickens, her patience thins. Her list of complaints is long: she’s sick of being pregnant, her husband doesn’t help enough, her three- and five-year- old kids don’t listen to her, she’s loathes cooking, she’s tired all the time.
“I hear you,” I said sympathetically. “Just two more months to go.”
My friend wanted none of it. “I just wish I’d been born a black bear,” she hissed back. “At least then I could get some sleep.”
I’d been thinking about bears anyway, because early March is when black bears and grizzlies start emerging from their dens in Cody Yellowstone Country. Last year, the first tracks were discovered on Feb. 22 in the northern region of the park, and the first grizzly was spotted on March 15.
But I couldn’t imagine why my friend thought she’d get more sleep as a pregnant black bear. Turns out, she was right. Not only would she get more Read More