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| p.1 #13 · Baby bears- #2 of 2 batches |
Thanks all you'se guys 'n' doll ().
Seeing bears in the wild is becoming more uncommon- even in western mountains and forests. There are a few "hot spots" in Alaska and British Columbia that I know of. Early summer in Yellowstone might be lucky (black bears and/or grizzly), but it's not to be counted on.
50 years ago, "campground bears" fed at garbage dumps all over western mountain campgrounds, and people fed them. Since the reality of "a fed bear is a dead bear" sunk into peoples' tiny brains, and dumps have been mostly "bear-proofed," the furry animals have sensibly left people alone- mostly.
Most really wild bears avoid people- unless they're surprised by them. Worst case scenario- get close to a baby bear when mama bear knows it.
Which was why I never got out of my V-dub. I knew mama bear was nearby when I took these shots, but I never saw her.