I've fallen behind on posting but this is our busiest time of year so "bear" with me. Sorry it's a dad joke I know but I couldn't help it. I always like to share pictures of our farm babies but we also get to see a lot of wild babies. Usually I don't get a chance to grab a camera in time to capture them, but over the last couple of weeks I've been lucky. So I thought I'd share. These two twins keep showing up on our trail cam but they are usually only a blur. We crept up on them in our orchard and got a few still shots and a bit of video.
Without mom close they didn't seem that afraid of us and even when they returned to the woods they stayed within sight of us until mom caught wind and they all ran.
Also since the last time I wrote here we were really lucky to get to see a young bear that was captured. He's likely a yearling and without mom's supervision he got himself into some trouble and was using the neighbor's dumpster as his party pad. So the conservation officer put out this little tube and he said the secret to luring the bear in is jelly donuts! Funny that's the secret to luring me just about anywhere. I prefer glazed, raspberry filled.
This lucky young fella headed out to another county to a breeding program where lovely bear ladies will await.
Now for the rest of the story, a couple of days after young Mr. Bear left for his new home our friend drove by the neighbor's house and surprise there was another small bear hanging out in the dumpster. It seems they may have been twins from last year and only half the team was captured. I love living here it's never boring. I'm off to search for a jelly donut. I leave you with a picture of a bear butt. Ok that's my last dad joke for the day, really I couldn't bear to make another.