We were coming back to the cabin from town late this afternoon when WHAT to our wandering eyes should appear - - -
Oh my goodness - - - it was sooooooo exciting it's a wonder we didn't BOTH pee our pants. (Now I KNOW that isn't ladylike or genteel to say - - - but it's just ALL there is TO say at this moment.)
Fisherhubby saw mama first. He stopped the truck and we just stared at her. She was peeping out of the side brush and looked EXACTLY like a black cut-out silhouette. EXACTLY.
In fact, I asked fisherhubby if someone had come to the road while we were in town and stuck up a silhouette just to fool us, 'cause you know all these northwood folk KNOW we're here and they KNOW we're tryin to see bears, and they KNOW it would be really funny to trick us.
Anyway - - - about that time she turned her head, and I kid you not, she looked BOTH WAYS for traffic. Then she ventured out into the road, turned and BECKONED - - - oh yes she did. I'm not quite sure HOW she beckoned, but BECKON she did, to her cubs and out they scampered to follow her across the road.
And THAT is the first picture.
In the second picture, mama had stopped and was using her nose to nudge those little cutie pies into the brush on the other side of the road.
I don't know WHY my pictures aren't a better quality - - -may have something to do with the fact that I was shooting them through a smudged and dirty windshield, or perhaps I was too excited to know what I was doing, or perhaps it's because I was trying really hard NOT to pee my pants, or perhaps it's just my failure as a photographer. BUT - - - at least I caught this much evidence.
Whew - - - and now my fingers are out of breath from all that EXCITED keyboarding.