Wake up Mom, I’m Hungry!!!

Now how cute is this!

Now how cute is this!

While out walking Touro, we chanced upon a family of bears (a mother and her two cubs) sleeping in a tree near the center of Florence!  It was 9 am and they were still sleeping. Until one of the cubs decided he was hungry enough to wake everyone up!  He tried to wake up its sibling but nothing doing, so he went down the tree to Mom.  I love how she cuddles but doesn’t want to get up yet.  He even takes a little nibble of Mom’s arm to emphasize the point!  After lots of yawning, they finally all stirred and headed down the tree to get some milk from mom.  Susan Morse, the incredible naturalist from Keeping Track, found that mother bears will send their cubs up specific trees, to wait all day sometimes, while mom goes out foraging for food.  Susan called these trees “babysitting” trees!  Since male bears may kill cubs, these trees, usually very tall white pines, are essential to the cubs’ survival!  Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Mom just wanted to sleep in this morning...

Mom just wanted to sleep in this morning…

but two hungry cubs just won't let her enjoy a quiet morning!

but two hungry cubs just won’t let her enjoy a quiet morning!

Lots of yawning

Lots of yawning

 

 

 

 

Good Morning!

Where’s my breakfast!!!

How did we get up here, it looks like a long way down...

How did we get up here, it looks like a long way down…

On second thought, could I have breakfast in bed?

On second thought, could I have breakfast in bed?

About John Body

I live in Western Massachusetts, in the incredibly beautiful Connecticut River Valley. I've been hiking, kayaking, and tracking wildlife throughout the Valley with lots of photos and videos that people may like to see. Whenever I travel I also take my cameras just in case I see great scenery or wildlife. My passion is wildlife conservation so I try to attend wildlife workshops and land preservation events (Habitat, Habitat, Habitat!). When I get a chance, I videotape the experts, they're just so knowledgeable and inspiring. I hope you enjoy my posts.
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