Black Bear

Bear Cubs… Are Cute!

MR 362

I caught this tiny cub out of the corner of my eye and had to get closer to get a picture. Cubs almost always climb up a tree when they feel threatened and that was the first thing it did when it noticed me approaching. Never saw mama, but all the people I know who work with bears claim that black bear mothers will hide from humans, even if they stand between them and their cubs. The so-called aggressive black bear is a popular myth, although it holds true in places like Yosemite. A wild black bear will generally take all measures to avoid you.

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