Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bear Pause

A black bear ran across the highway in front of us. Like true tourists we stopped to watch. I scrambled to grab my camera from the back seat, although I fully expected the bear to be long gone by the time I was ready. Surprisingly, she stopped behind a bush and stood up on her back legs to look at us. Then she came around the bush into the open, still looking at us.

Black bear
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Then we spotted the two cubs on the other side of the road, with us in between. We were safe enough in the car, but momma obviously wanted to be reunited with her cubs. We reversed slowly and as soon as there was room she ran back across the road. Of course, by this time the cubs had decided to climb a tree. Momma bear disappeared into the bush and the cubs soon followed.

Black bear

See also: other posts and the collection of photos from this trip.

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