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Subject: OT~~I just have to share
Date Posted: 6/28/2011 6:43 PM ET
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Okay, so something really cool happened on my way home from work, and NO ONE IS HOME FOR ME TO SHARE THIS WITH!  Don't you hate that?  So...I'm sharing with you guys.

I was on my way home from work, and driving up Elk Mountain.  I came around a curve, and there in the road was a mama black bear and her THREE cubs!  She ran across, up the embankment to my left, and immediately climbed a tree.  From her perch, she could turn around and watch her babies.  The three cubs all stopped and stared at me as I sat there.  I was completely lovestruck!!  They were SO cute!!  Then they finished crossing (their gait looks like they are galloping on a rolling ship deck) and climbed up the embankment.  I should say the embankment is very steep, and the third little cub had a hard time getting up there, but he made it finally.  

I love moments like that!  It's like a blessing whenever I'm granted a viewing of the wildlife we have here.  Especially babies!  I'm a sucker for babies.

Now, if only I'd had my camera!!!  Dang.

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 6:59 PM ET
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Vicky,

Very cool!!!

 

Does your phone have a camera on it?

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 7:04 PM ET
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How fun, I'd have felt exactly the same. Just glad you didn't get out of the car though...

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 7:48 PM ET
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Aren't 3 cubs fairly rare?  I know twins are much more common.

Date Posted: 6/29/2011 7:43 AM ET
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Sheila---yes, my phone does have a camera.  However, I'm really bad about carrying my phone with me, as we get little to no reception here.  I always take it with me when I leave the county, but just going to work...not so much.

Cathy---I wasn't quite so lovestruck that I would get out of the car.  But there was a moment, when it looked like that third cub needed a push up the hill....cheeky

Cheryl---I think they are fairly rare.  I've seen twins before, but never triplets.  It was just so cool.  

Date Posted: 6/29/2011 8:16 AM ET
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Oh -- I would have loved to have seen that as well. Very, very cool!

Date Posted: 6/29/2011 10:01 AM ET
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How cute!  I too live rural-and a tourist destination to boot.  Thanks for reminding me that I DO love where I live-and it is a blessing to be here. 

Date Posted: 6/29/2011 10:19 AM ET
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Wonderful story - wish I could have seen that with you, Vicky!

Bonnie (LoveNE) - ,
Date Posted: 6/29/2011 7:31 PM ET
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Very cool...I get excited if I see a bunny!

Date Posted: 6/30/2011 7:01 AM ET
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My girls were at Yellowstone yesterday, no bears but plently of Bison and Elk. 

Date Posted: 6/30/2011 8:19 AM ET
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How cute!  I too live rural-and a tourist destination to boot.  Thanks for reminding me that I DO love where I live-and it is a blessing to be here. 

Jan~~Yes, we too are a tourist destination. As I continued my drive that evening, I saw a car pulled off at the overlook about 1/2 mile from my bear sighting.  Bikes strapped to their vehicles, coolers, you name it.  I was so geeked, I wanted to stop and tell them about the cute babies, but I thought I'd probably scare them.  LOL

Jerelyn...bison and elk are very acceptable!  laugh