A Bear Encounter in South Norfolk

Last week we were visited by a mother bear and three cubs at our home in South Norfolk.  Earlier this month, we had seen a yearling.   I theorize that this mother threw out the yearling we saw previously because of the arrival of new cubs.
 
They first fed on the particles of suet on the ground. When one cub got too near the mouth of mother, she with one swipe swept the cub about four feet away.
 
Mother and the cubs noticed the source of the particles and mother and two cubs attempted to reach it. Then they all climbed the tree, and finally exited west along the top of the stone wall.
 
One young cub seemed enthralled in trying to discover where all the good food was falling from!
 
 
All photos by Bruce Frisch