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Friday, May 11, 2018

First Full Week In Grand Teton-Griz 399-Black Bears-More


Today marks our first week in the park.  Happily, we have encountered 399 several times.  The following images, and the one above, were taken when 399 and her cubs were foraging not far from Colter Bay...



As I struggled to get images, she led the cubs through the forest reducing the opportunities for good photos...





Her cubs appear to be "all legs" at this stage of their growth...



399 seems to have come through hibernation in good shape...



We enjoyed seeing them as they re-entered the forest and disappeared...



This bull moose was enjoying the morning sun near Pacific Creek Road...



I found this male and female mountain bluebirds from our campsite...





A day or so later 399 and the cubs were digging up a delicacy near Leek's Marina...









Finally, 399 led her brood to a more remote location...





A black bear with three cubs was an attention getter just south of the Jackson Lake Dam...



Two of her cubs were cinnamon and one was black...



The following evening 399 and cubs were feeding at Pilgrim Creek flats...



In the next image she takes a break from roaming and digging...



As the light faded she took the youngsters and went looking for new grass...





We have not seen 399 for two days.  Yesterday we were fortunate to be present when Griz 793 (aka Blondie) made her first appearance of the year, with her two cubs in tow.  That will be the subject of the next blog update.

Thanks for visiting, be well, and come back soon.

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