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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Don’t worry Mom!

Black Bear Cub
Black Bear Cub

This bear cub was photographed from the car. We couldn’t even see the Mother bear so we weren’t in any danger (and neither was the bear). In fact we spotted the bear already up the tree as we were driving by. We were in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba looking for wildlife. This park never disappoints. Mostly, we found White-tailed Deer. White-tailed Deer Fawn
White-tailed Deer Fawn

White-tailed Deer Buck
White-tailed Deer Buck

But this park has lots of wildlife, such as grouse, owls, coyotes, moose, elk and an enclosure for Plains Bison. The enclosure is a big fenced in area of trees and prairie. You drive into it over cattle or Texas gate, which is basically a bridge of rounded poles instead of planks. The poles or metal tubes are spaced far enough apart that a bison’s hoof could slip between poles. So they don’t want to walk over it but a car can easily pass over it. But don’t get out of your car! These are still wild animals even if inside a big enclosed area. Most of the herd was trying to stay cool in the trees. This big bull came out to see what Ron was up to when Ron was trying to photograph a bird by the gate. Plains Bison Bull
Plains Bison Bull

He seemed unimpressed with Ron!

We also enjoyed the landscape and wildflowers in the park.

Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve, MB
Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve, MB

Black-eyed Susan Wildflowers
Black-eyed Susan Wildflowers

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Marta said...

Cute bear! Always enjoy the photos.

21 August 2016 at 11:51  

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