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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bear With Me.....

We had already had dinner, I'd done the dishes and we were just sitting in our motorhome relaxing yesterday evening.  Bill spotted this up the road...
 There was a Mother Bear and her cubs up in the field.  At first we saw 2 cubs, but when she was bringing them across the road, we saw 3 babies.  They are about 2/10 of a mile away from the rig, and I took these photos looking through the window.  Even with the zoom lens, clarity isn't so good.
 They stopped in the middle of the road...  2 of the little guys stood up and checked things out.  The 3rd little guy is behind Mom.  What are they looking at?
A 4th cub came out of the weeds and joined his Mom and siblings...  Only 3 cubs are (bearly barely) visible here, but as soon as she had all 4 together, they continued across the road into the field.

As much as I'd like to have gotten in the car and driven up to see them I know how much energy they'd use up running off when they saw me.  So I'll enjoy my long distance wildlife sightings, even though the photos leave a lot to be desired.  Maybe I'll see these guys again along the road when I'm driving...  I may get good shots yet.

That's All For Today!


14 comments:

  1. Wonderful sighting and right form you own house, love it !

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  2. How cool is that!! Four cubs--that isn't the norm is it? I love how those two were standing up!

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  3. A lot of offspring to keep track of.

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  4. Wow, that is a lot of youngsters to keep track of. I am sure it keeps momma bear busy. Love your pictures, as usual.

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  5. Smart move on the bears. There's great stress put on them by humans. There are photographers here that just want to bag a photo and they don't care what they do to the animals or other photographers trying to get a shot. I enjoy every one of your accounts. well done.

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  6. Wow, that is a lot of cubs! I'd heard of and seen three cubs before, but thought that was the max. Now I read that they can have up to five! Who knew??? Great sighting.

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  7. Isn't it unusual for there to be 4 cubs??? Wow, she is doing good job!

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  8. Wow, how lucky you both were to see such a wonderful sight! Boy, she is a really busy momma having to look after 4 babies. I think it is a pretty rare sight to see 4 babies as they normally have 2 or 3 babies.

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  9. One of your better shots of the bears with the two cubs standing upright. Gerry and I both think it is a classic photo.

    Have fun up there.

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  10. Great picture of the cubs standing on back legs:)

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  11. Four cubs? It must have been a really good year last year when it came to food for the mom. I seem to recall reading somewhere that litter size is related to nutrition.

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  12. You are in a great place with so many wildlife sightings.

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