Momma Bear and three cubs

A family a bears wondering Arch Road in Avon, created an impromptu open-air zoo, but not of the petting variety. Most of the contents of an overturned trash bin had been picked over by the time I arrived on the scene, and the mother bear seemed to realize the commotion they were creating once the meal was done. With a glance to the line of cars, she led her young family back behind the home.

A mother bear and her three cubs wondered the yards of homes along Arch Road in Avon, Tuesday, looking through garbage for a quick meal. The bears head back to the back of the yard after rummaging through a garbage can left on the curb for pick up.

A mother bear and her three cubs wondered the yards of homes along Arch Road in Avon, Tuesday, looking through garbage for a quick meal. The bears head back to the back of the yard after rummaging through a garbage can left on the curb for pick up.

With camera in hand and keeping a safe distance, I was hoping the bears would find good use in the playscape behind the home. No such luck for a funny photo, the cubs decided to use a tree for their climbing lesson.

A mother bear and her three cubs wondered the yards of homes along Arch Road in Avon, Tuesday, looking through garbage for a quick meal. The bears head back to the back of the yard after rummaging through a garbage can left on the curb for pick up.

A mother bear and her three cubs wondered the yards of homes along Arch Road in Avon, Tuesday, looking through garbage for a quick meal. The bears head back to the back of the yard after rummaging through a garbage can left on the curb for pick up.

A mother bear and her three cubs wondered the yards of homes along Arch Road in Avon, Tuesday, looking through garbage for a quick meal. One young cub tries to make its way up a tree under the watchful eye of its mother.

A mother bear and her three cubs wondered the yards of homes along Arch Road in Avon, Tuesday, looking through garbage for a quick meal. One young cub tries to make its way up a tree under the watchful eye of its mother.

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3 Responses to Momma Bear and three cubs

  1. PolioLio says:

    I’d like to see the ()itheads who put a massive tracking collar, and not one but TWO ear tags on this poor bear have that done to them and see how they like it. See how they like living with all that crap hanging all over them. Wouldn’t surprise me this bear gets real angry and eats somebody.

    • vicki says:

      An ear tag is one thing but to subject this beautiful bear or any wild animal to a tracking collar is going too far. How would you like to walk around with a “beer keg” hanging off your neck?

      • Dave says:

        Life found a way despite having a hardware store hanging from that poor mama. Papa bear still found her attractive.