We had these two in our yard at least once today. Probably twice. A mama and a cub. A tiny, cute little cub. Standing up and peering around, curious about everything.
We think our dog tangled with them this morning, though. Probably got between mama and her cub, a very dangerous place to be. The dog has a few slashes on her flank. They appeared pretty superficial after they first happened, but as the day wore on she has hunkered down and isn’t eating or moving around much. She tends to do this when she’s in pain, so hopefully it’s just a reaction to being sore, and not any more sinister internal injuries.
Noah took these photos. He’s the camera hog lately. Click to enlarge: the expressions on the bears’ faces are brilliant. The little guy just needs a hat, a suitcase and a tag that reads “please look after this bear.”