Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bad News Bear!

Going to do something a bit different with this month's blog. This is my first (and probably last) attempt at a photo essay - but this was such a comical event that I just had to share it. Animal 'children' sure do share a lot of characteristics as those of human children!

Photos were taken in the month of April - hence the small size of the Cub. Been wanting to post this series ever since then but never got around to it until now. Quality not all that great as I was hand holding a non-IS 400mm prime lens.

And so the story goes.....

A Momma Bear and her little cub come out from a wooded area along Skyline Drive. After a short pause, she lets Cubby know that it's time to cross the road.

More than halfway across the road, Momma realizes that Cubby isn't behind her and she quickly spins 360 and goes for the retrieval.

Momma approaches Cubby and grabs him by the back of his neck - which is much to his dislike.

After a great deal of bucking 'the grab' by Momma, little Cubby finally gets his way and Momma lets go.

Once again, Momma heads back across the road - but with Cubby in tow this time.

Once they reach the other side, Cubby decides to try Momma's patience yet again - and Momma Bear isn't too freakin' happy about it - so she goes for the 'back of the neck grab' one more time.

But once again, Momma Bear gives in to the reluctance and Cubby gets his way (again!). Cubby seems to be telling me "Yeah...that's right Mr. Human...I'm bad news so don't mess with me!" LOL

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