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Friday, June 26, 2020

A Hapless and Cute Yearling Bear Cub

It is rare that I get footage from a trail cam that makes me laugh out loud. This one is of Blackie, the yearling bear cub who is on her own this summer. Family breakup was about a month ago, and she seems to be doing wonderfully.

Since family breakup, it has become absolutely clear that the black cub is a female, and the brown cub is a male. That means that "Blackie" will be sticking around! She will probably adopt some part of her mother's territory. I have started calling her "May Belle". It's partly in homage to the first sow who I knew well (about a decade ago) who I named "Mabel". This cub is almost certainly related to Mabel.

So, May Belle checked out a mountain lion scent mark but she put her own twist on her visit to this spot. I hope that you enjoy this short bit of footage as much as I did.

I think that she was a little embarrassed when she saw the camera. She checked it out - perhaps thinking "Oh no, I hope that wasn't recorded. It's so embarrassing!".

Here she is checking out the camera.

Here's the video.

19 comments:

  1. we love love love the video... it reminds us of our dad who cut the branch off while sitting on it...LOL

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  2. May Belle is quite the entertainer☺ Love the video!

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  3. That is adorable! I must have been living under a rock for my life as I did not realize bears had such long tails! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. That's too cute and super fun!

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  5. We did get a chuckle out of the little bear's mishap. It's funny when she lands that she looks around as if to see if anyone else saw her fall. BOL!

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  6. Hilarious...he looks like a monkey. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  7. That look when he fell said," I hope my friends didn't see that'!

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  8. I really and truly did laugh out loud. It looks like she was looking around to make sure nobody saw what happened like she was embarrassed. I think it may be one of my most favorite funny videos! And also I'm laughing about easy dad cutting off the land he was sitting on

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  9. She looked so startled, and looks like she is saying "check me out folks!!!, Did you see me " What a wonderful capture, is this a first to see a bear hanging that far out from a tree?

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  10. Too cute!! Thanks for the Friday giggle!!

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  11. Too funny...she's looking around after as if to say "No one saw that, right??" Fun!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  12. That certainly had the same impact on me - I laughed out loud so loudly that my husband wanted to see it too:)

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  13. Ooops! I'm so glad you were able to get video of her, it does a heart good to know she's doing well.

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  14. Thank you for giving me a smile where smiles are hard to come by

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  15. Hee hee...you're right, it's laugh out loud fun for sure. Looking forward to being entertained by May Belle in the future.

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  17. That clip is wonderful, made me smile and smile! Fun fun!
    I like her name.

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