Call animal control.. there's a bear in the neighbourhood
This morning as I made my way to the kitchen from my bedroom, my mom informed that my dad with his detective skills had discovered that a bear was lurking in the neighborhood. He apparently saw footprints on the sidewalk early in the morning, which in his opinion resembled a bear’s foot print. I didn’t believe that it was true, but my mom went on describing to me the size of the footprint and the way it looked. There are bears in Ontario, but they’re usually up north, and when a bear happened to hang around in a nearby city it was because he escaped from a zoo.
During the evening my dad went on describing the footprint, and assuring me that he was certain a bear hanging around in the neighbourhood. He then told me that he took pictures of the foot print and suggested I look at them.
I looked at the picture and the shape of the footprint puzzled me. It didn’t look like anything I have seen before, and it was too large to be that of a dog. So, with family behind me I started searching Google Images of footprints of animals that live around here. First to remove doubts I searched for a bear's footprint.
The raccoon was a negative.
We tried dog, and that wasn’t even close. Skunk came next and proved to be a negative as well.
Finally, in a moment of brilliance my brother suggested “bunny.”
to make sure I looked at another..
Surely enough the foot-prints matched, and I felt like Cinderella trying on her glass shoe. The fit was indisputable, and the case was closed. We can all sleep comfortably tonight thanks to Google Images, and a little boy’s imagination.