Thursday, April 18, 2013

Is He? Or Isn't He???

"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together
keep me in your heart,
I'll stay there forever."
Winnie the Pooh
(According to A.A. Milne!)

On Wednesday afternoon...(after a propane leak scare in the garage)...
TheChief called and told me that TheBearWhisperer had a cub in a tree
 and would I like to go see him?


TheBearWhisperer told me there's a possibility that this little guy
is one of the two cubs left mother-less last summer
when their mother was killed by a car on the highway.

At the time, he expected that the cubs would not live very long
as they hadn't yet been weaned.
He also mentioned that black bears readily take on
orphaned cubs.... pics might help him 
determine if this is indeed one of those cubs. 
The reason he's thinking it could be is because he is truly 
a black, "black" bear...
Most of our "black" bears are actually brown...
the mama bear that died last year was a black "black" bear...

I'll keep you posted!!!

(PS-this little guy was the cutest little guy...
made me want to climb the tree...
to cuddle or play with him!!! 
No wonder teddy bears are so popular!!!)

Watch for Steve Searles on "The Bear Whisperer"
on Animal Planet

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  1. Oh my goodness. You got so close! Fabulous shots of this cutie pie.

  2. He was just a little guy LadyFi! Steve told me I could get as close as I wanted...but I do have to admit, I was a healthy distance away and did a bit of cropping in Lightroom!!!

  3. my gosh, he's beautiful! i hope he will live a long and healthy life...

  4. He's got a good start!!! Thanks TexWiseGirl!

  5. What fun that you can get a call like that! You have good friends.
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

  6. Ohhhhh! I'm nearly speechless. Thank you for sharing ...he is wonderful and your pictures are perfect. The story makes it even better.

  7. And a good husband!!! Thanks Jennifer!!!

    Thank you Sallie!!! I hope this little was one of the orphans... We didn't think they' make it!

  8. What a great story! I'm anxious to know if it is. Reminds me of a few years ago when a mama brought ducklings to our fish pond. After about 6 weeks, only 3 were left of the 8 and mama was nowhere to be seen (presumably killed) but the 3 were always together and came back to the pond most of that summer. You just never know!

  9. awww what a cutie :-) Great shots!!

  10. Oh he really is a cutie Chieftess, he looks like he's full of fun. How fab would it be if he was one of the cubs, at least we'd know that one of them survived. Looking forward to updates.

  11. Oh, what fantastic shots! He is a cute thing!

  12. Wow! It looks he flat out posed for you. Especially in the first photo. GREAT shots!

  13. He definitely is a cutie Brian!!!

    I think he was posing for me Pat!