this is absolutely the most adorable picture...
but I've seen this mama bear the past two years in my yard.
We were hoping she was past her cub-bearing years.
The above photo was taken by a neighbor. She was at the bottom of our mountain, near our mailboxes, when this photo was taken. About a quarter of a mile from my house.
Below is a photo of her in my yard, May of 2016.
And there is a second grizzly sow with two cubs that was in my neighbor's backyard last month. The photo was taken with a motion sensitive trail camera. This neighbor lives directly across the street from me.
I woke at 5:30 a.m. this morning to the dogs going crazy because there was a black bear on our deck.