WILDLIFE UP CLOSE - SEQUIM-STYLE - Just off the Road
When I first heard a lion roaring from my deck, I decided that it was necessary to find the source. Amazingly, just about 2 miles from my house, I found the entrance to the Olympic Game Farm, home to some of the friendliest "wild" creatures on earthy.
From bison to elk to deer to bears who wave at me, these wondrous animals are the legacy of those wonderful Disney nature movies that I loved in my youth. Feeding is encouraged, though only wheat bread will do.
Being a transplanted Alaskan, I was skeptical about the brown bears they advertised, but a stop beside a huge specimen, and the offer of a slice of wheat bread was all it took to entice this big guy to give me a little wave, though he proved to be camera-shy. It was a no-brainer to follow the signage.
Olympic Game Farm is now my 90-year old mother's favorite place in Sequim. She loves getting up close and personal with the animals, and it gives me an excuse to visit as well.