Yesterday we went to town and as we backed out of the driveway on the bend of the road about 40ft away was a mother bear and two cubs. We straightened up and drove slowly up to her. She sent the cubs scampering into the bush but she rose up on her hind legs and waited to see what we would do. She was all black except for a cinnamon coloured flash on her chest. We stayed still and eventually she dropped back down and followed the cubs. Of course, I did not remember to bring my camera.
Anyway this afternoon I had just gone outside to water some impatience plants that I have by the door and there she was again with her cubs, she was a bit close for comfort so I went inside quietly. I grabbed the camera and went out on the deck as quietly as I could. The cubs ran back into the bush but she stayed and poked around a bit and started walking closer. I took a few shots but I wish I had a telephoto lens and the shots were not that good but this is the best one. After a while she joined the cubs, I think she knew I was there as her nose was sniffing the air but I was about 20ft away and the deck is 5ft above ground with a fence around it so I had plenty of time to get out of the way if necessary.
Living close to the wilderness in Canada is always interesting