Shyla waved good morning to everyone at sunrise today. These are three rapidfire photos of her wave!
With winter taking hold, it's not surprising that I am not getting many photos or videos of our bears these days. However, the other day, I rode to a trail camera that is waaaay out in the hinterlands, and I discovered some new bear video! In late September, Cinnamom and her cubs passed a spring where they used to wallow in the hot weather.
For contrast, I first included a clip from mid-August, when the cubs looked little. Then, I added the clip from a month later. The first bear to appear in that clip looked like an adult to me, until Cinnamom appeared in the video. The cubs have grown immensely but they're still small compared to their mother!
Also, notice the weary gait of Cinnamom as she leaves the spring. I think she's getting sleepy!
You can watch the video here or at Youtube.
The cubs will den with Cinnamom this winter, nursing throughout the winter. They'll emerge from the den as a family, staying together until the start of bear mating season in May-June. I hope we see them all together again before family breakup!