We heard some noise in the bush yesterday morning so went off exploring with our cameras. When we reached a nearby clearing I saw a bear sitting amongst the ferns. A bear’s eyesight isn’t particularly good so I had a few seconds before she picked up my scent. She made a couple of woofing noises that sent two cubs climbing high into the trees. The mother immediately ran off into the bush. Unfortunately the cubs were in the dark of the forest so I couldn’t get a picture of them. They made some whimpering sounds then descended quickly and ran off the find their mom.
These three have been in our area for quite a while now and I’m still pleased that the electric fencing is doing it’s job of keeping them out of the compost and chickens. It appears they have chosen to stay away from that area and are content doing bear things.