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Friday, May 18, 2018

Grizzly 793 (aka Blondie) in Grand Teton National Park


On May 10, we heard via the scanner that a bear jam was forming near Pilgrim Creek Road.  We assumed that it would be 399 so we headed in that direction.
Instead of 399, it turned out to be 793 and her two cubs making their first appearance of the year...



The cubs played and wrestled while mom searched for food...





When one cub climbed a tree the other played with Blondie...





Before they left, she even gave them dance lessons...



This video was taken by someone standing near me...



The next morning we set out under a typical Rocky Mountain thunderstorm...



Two bison move towards the brighter skies...



Later on we encountered Blondie and cubs near the dump road...





I took this shot of the mountains from the same spot as the two above...



We didn't locate any bears the next day; but it was not a complete loss.  Near the south entrance to the park we found this young bull moose...



With darkness fast approaching we took the road to the Death Canyon Trailhead.  We were rewarded by finding this great grey owl...






 On a later day, Blondie and the cubs were tying up traffic near the Colter Bay convenience store...




On the way back to the campground we encountered a moose feeding on fresh willow branches...



She was too close to include her reflection in the photograph; so here is what her reflection looked like...


I zoomed in for a close up...


The last time we saw Blondie and family they were again causing traffic problems near Colter Bay...



With Blondie in seclusion, we were lucky to observe 399 and her cubs today.  Watch for them in my next update.

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