I turned onto our street recently and nearly ran into this new family...
It's just a reminder that this situation is not only hard on the people with property up there, but also for all the animals who lived there.
We are being warned that a lot of animals have been displaced by the fire and many will be moving down toward town. I worry about the animals; I also worry about increasing interactions between humans and animals. We occasionally have mountain lions show up in town and I'm expecting there will be more now. This photo was taken this week, showing a bear escaping the fire. I am sorry I can't credit the photographer. It came to me via Facebook but I am unsure from whom it originated.
Can you see the bear in the bottom right corner?