Peterson Home Gets Unexpected Visitors

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 11, 2006

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson had a couple of unusual visitors at his home this past week - a pair of bear cubs.

Scott and Cathie Peterson are in the process of removing their hot tub. With the recent rainy weather, the partially removed tub filled with water, providing the cubs with a perfect spot to stop and play awhile.

Cathie Peterson took several pictures of the unexpected visitors.

"This is really no big deal seeing Bears," said Scott Peterson, "when we lived in Chicago we would see them once a week... on tv!"

The Peterson's home in the foothills has seen enough wildlife to make Marlin Perkins proud.

"This is crazy," said Peterson. "It is very exciting yet it also fills you with anxiety. We have also had Mountain Lions at our home... the 4-legged kind. Now, they will make you real nervous.

"I like the sound of that, 'Mountain Lions making you nervous.'"

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