Well, here it is - our very own bear! This is the purchase I mentioned yesterday. Last week we went to the chainsaw festival in Ridgway and we found this to buy. I knew I wanted a bear when we first decided to go but never thought we'd have such a selection to pick from. This seems to be the most popular item to carve. I didn't expect the prices though. I think it makes a very nice addition to our front porch. It was a fascinating display to watch, what with all the chainsaws and other tools that they use. Some of the detail was amazing as was the size of some of the carvings. I never realized they had permanent carvings right in town along the main street. I'd love to have the elk!