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Old Dec 5, 2013, 1:12 PM   #1
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We were hiking the Frazier Discovery Trail in the Shenandoah National Park on our recent trip and came around a curve and about thirty feet away stood a female and two cubs.

Mom took off and went up a small hill to a rocky ledge about 25 feet up with one of the cubs soon following. The other one seemed a little unsure what to do and turned and went down the trail about 15 feet and stated to cry out.

Both mom and the other cub where staring down on the scene and mom was starting to make noise and nod her head.

At this point the cub moved a little way off the trail and I told Vickie we had to get past the cub. One we passed the cub it went on and joined the other two up on the ledge and they moved on.


Cubs, you can see the ears stickup on the left of the other cub.





Mom and one of the cubs staring down on the scene.


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Old Dec 5, 2013, 2:20 PM   #2
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Nice photos! I'm surprised mama left the cub alone like that with "danger" around.
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Thanks Carol. Mom could have been back to the cub in 5 seconds.
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Nice shots, Jim. Animals are very protective of their young ones, and if you are near the young one, it is you who is in danger! They might attack without provocation.
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This was a lucky capture JJ.
Lucky you got the shot and lucky Mom didn't get the shooter!
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Nice shots, Jim. Animals are very protective of their young ones, and if you are near the young one, it is you who is in danger! They might attack without provocation.
Thanks Raghu, when you walk in the woods things happen.

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This was a lucky capture JJ.
Lucky you got the shot and lucky Mom didn't get the shooter!
Hi you!!!!!!

Hope all is good in your life.

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Thanks jj, all good here just busy like most people!
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