Several days ago, I was out for a walk with my camera and camcorder, planning to hike up to our pond to see if there was anything of interest up there, which there always is. On the way, I spotted something much more exciting than frogs or ducks! A mother bear and two cubs were at the woods’ edge. It was one of those extremely fortunate moments when I happened to have all the camera equipment I needed. Well, everything except for my tripod…I’ve got to make a habit of carrying that!
For a half hour, I snapped photos and recorded video of the happy little family, smiling to myself as those cubs tumbled and wrestled and climbed trees. Only once, last spring, we saw a bear on our land. The bear in this video may or may not be the same one, since she did happen to be in the same part of our field. I spotted the mother bear first, and was thrilled by that alone, but when I first noticed something black moving in a tree, and spotted the cubs, I was in awe. I’ve never seen wild bear cubs at all before, let alone on our farm! As you can tell by the quality of video and photos, I stayed quite far away from them for the sake of safety. 😉
We’ve seen them several times, and now it’s part of my daily routine to look out the window and see if they’re out there.
I hope you’ll enjoy the pictures and the video.
…For some reason, I always choose sort of silly music to go with my bear videos. 🙂
Thanks for looking!