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The babies were near the road where enough sunlight penetrated to permit a variety of smaller plants to grow. As they'd slowly move parallel to the road, I'd followed in my van, shut off the engine and watch. Then repeat.
As mentioned, I never saw mama, but her cubs were still very young and small- so she wasn't far away. Assuming she'd lived in that region for awhile, she was aware of the noises that cars and trucks made (although back then traffic was sparse), and as long as she didn't smell me or see me, she was probably relaxed- alert, but relaxed. If her babies had made any kind of cry for help, she'd have been there very quickly- you can bet on that. That's why I stayed in my van, and looked around every few seconds.
I may be a city boy- but I ain't no DUMB city boy .