This pretty lady was far too approachable.
She’s clearly gotten too many handouts from people and lost her healthy fear of them. The ear twitch captured here may be disapproval because she is getting photographed instead of a handout. On the other hand, her muzzle is pretty grey, so she may have adapted to her habituation, as it were.
When WC refused to feed her, she turned her obvious charms on the neighbors.
And the neighbors were unable to resist.
Not bad, but it could use a little butter, or perhaps a bit of chardonnay.
Habituation and food dependency rarely ends well for the animal. The association of food with humans usually results in the animal being a pest or worse. And animals that are pest are killed. The adorable looks is much less appealing when the wild animal pads into your kitchen, after tearing through the screen door. Or, in the case of Stony, the young male grizzly at Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park, who used to help the tourists eat their lunches back in the 1960s, when the bear takes your lunch whether you want him to do so or not.
So please don’t feed the critters. Let wild things be wild. Otherwise, they will be dead.