Underscoring the frequency of black bears in the valley this summer was the appearance of a first-year cub. It was the second bear to come along, but it walked right up to me, while I was sitting beside the Lake, before it realized that I was there. I snapped its picture with my phone just at the moment it looked up and said to itself: oops.
He’s a gorgeous little guy – a little scruff of old fur on his back, looks light reddish brown. Really good photo.
We had a young guy here in early summer, 16 months old. He was not too concerned about us either, we had to make a few noises to deter him.
Amazing little critters! Was Mom anywhere around???
Love the photo!
Wow! Lovely close encounter but surprised mom didn’t pop up…. that might not have been. Love your pictures.
Gail, Marianne, mom did come by about 10 minutes earlier.
…neat `visitor..quick picaroo..