Viewing Report

Sighting Year
2000
Category
Sounds
Nearest City
Arlington
LAT/LONG
Country
United States
State
Washington
County
Snohomish
Describe what you were doing at time of sighting
Fishing at Jim Creek (Twin Lakes) About 10 miles in to the mountain, 4X4 country.
Describe what you heard / found / saw
I was in a small boat just off the north shore, I had my 6 year old with me. My son pointed at what we thought was a bear drinking out of one of the lakes small instreams. We were a couple hundred feet away from it and in a boat so I was not concerned that much. I was tending to our poles for a minute when my boy started to freak out. I looked up to see what we had thought was a bear was acctually standing upright in about 2 feet of water looking dead at us. it was about 6-7 ft. tall and light brown, it did not look mean at all, It almost looked suprised. I dont know who moved faster it or us. I grabbed the paddles and was paddling like crazy. being that you sit backwards when paddling a row boat I watched as it hauled ass up the hill behind us .... ON 2 FEET.
Describe the time of year and the environment
Kinda chilly, sunny day.
Have there been any other reports ro talk in your area
Just about the bears and cats.
Additional comments
We are from the east coast, moved here about 2 years ago (Love it) I like showing my boy wildlife and the outdoors, I think we could have waited a couple more years to see this one......
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