It even has a picket fence…

501 Arrowhead Drive in Bent Tree just hit the market with an asking price of $379,900.  Click here to link to the listing information.  The 5 bed, 4 bath home sits on a private cul-de-sac road that is surprisingly wide (by Bent Tree standards), especially considering that there are only two houses on that stretch of the road (once Arrowhead passes Stone Ridge Court).  Another surprise is the picket fence.  That is definitely a rarity in Bent Tree.  Click the listing photo below to link to a virtual tour.  Note – the listing says 5 bedrooms, the video tour says 4…

501 Arrowhead Drive in Bent Tree (listing photo)

501 Arrowhead Drive in Bent Tree (listing photo)

Bear News

September 9, 2012 - bear in Bent Tree

UPDATES:

  • “To the best of our knowledge, the bear family remains alive and well and has not been trapped. Since they have not returned to the Swim Club area, DNR is picking up their two traps from the property today.”  - Jill Philmon, General Manager Big Canoe, from July 18 email blast to BC
  • “Please Note: As you may know, the bears in Bent Tree are busy migrating around the property.  Bent Tree Public Safety asks that you do not leave trash, pet food, bird seed or any other edible material outside, in your vehicle, garage, porch or other accessible areas.  This would include the common trash pick up areas such as the mail center, golf course and pavilion. Lastly, remember to keep all exterior doors locked.” – Tom Fowler, General Manager Bent Tree, from July 20 email blast to BT

The subject of trapping/euthanizing “nuisance” black bears has been in the news this week.  Click here for a post from five years ago that addresses this same subject.  From that post you can link to even earlier posts on the subject. It is a sad situation that won’t get better unless people quit feeding the wildlife (whether intentionally or unintentionally).  The photo below is from 2011 and shows a bear trap in Bent Tree, set by the DNR to capture a nuisance bear.

Please do not feed the wildlife…

July 29, 2011 - Bear trap in Bent Tree

July 29, 2011 – Bear trap in Bent Tree

Lakefront Home on 1.67 Acres in Bent Tree

9 Blue Surf Court in Bent Tree hit the market last week with an asking price of $374,900.  Click here to link to the listing information for the 4 bed, 3 bath updated home.  Click the listing photo below to link to a virtual tour.

Lake frontage of 9 Blue Surf Court in Bent Tree

Lake frontage of 9 Blue Surf Court in Bent Tree (listing photo)

They made it across the lake.

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While crossing the dam yesterday evening, I glanced over at the geese paddling in the area and noticed something else in the middle of the lake.  Thinking it might be some ducks, I grabbed my camera and zoomed in.  It was a doe and fawn swimming across the lake.  About 10 or 15 minutes earlier, while heading to the spillway, I had seen the doe and fawn running into the woods at the edge of the spillway, white tails raised high.  I guess they were spooked by something, spooked enough to run on into the lake and swim across.  From the time I saw them in the middle of the lake, it took them about 10 minutes to get to the other side, so I’m guessing it took them about 20 minutes total to swim from the spillway to the other side. They crossed a couple of pretty strong currents that I thought were going to sweep the little fawn away or under, but I shouldn’t have worried.  Both the doe and fawn made it safe and sound to the other side.  A couple of the pictures below are without the zoom and give an idea of the location of the deer in the lake (deer are highlighted in yellow in those pictures).  By the way, the geese seemed to be following the action themselves.  Click the thumbnails below to scroll through larger images:

“…sounds of the waterfall, & wild flowers surround this beautiful home that is priced to sell.”

Click here to link to the listing for 844 Oglethorpe Mountain Road in Bent Tree.  This home has a lot to offer, including 3 bedrooms, 3½ baths, all new appliances, two guest suites, and double decks in the back.  See the listing’s description for more.  The asking price is $279,900.  Click the listing photo below to link to the virtual tour.

844 Oglethorpe Mountain Rd in Bent Tree (agent's listing photo)

844 Oglethorpe Mountain Rd in Bent Tree (agent’s listing photo)

“…overlooking the pond of the 11th fairway…”

2185 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree hit the market with an asking price of $314,900.  Click here to link to the listing for the 4 bed, 3 bath home.  Click the listing photo below to link to a virtual tour.

2185 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree (listing photo)

2185 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree (listing photo)

It’s Molting Time

Canada geese go through a molting process this time of year, during which time they are “land-bound” and unable to fly.

“Each summer, in late June and early July, geese go through a molting process during which they lose their flight feathers and are in the process of growing new ones,” says WRD State Waterfowl Biologist Greg Balkcom. “We find that it is typically this time of year, when the geese are ‘land-bound’ that the most complaints about goose feces and feathers are reported.” - Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. (2018 June). Help for Landowners: Don’t Get Frustrated With Flightless Geese (click here for article).

June 14, 2018 - Canada goose and goslings in Bent Tree

June 14, 2018 – Canada goose and goslings in Bent Tree

Serenity Pending

The amazing home/property at 407 Thunder Ridge (click here for a previous post) in Bent Tree already has a “pending” sales status. Click the listing photo below to link to the listing agent’s website.

407 Thunder Ridge in Bent Tree (listing photo)

407 Thunder Ridge in Bent Tree (listing photo)