All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Every tourist who visits Cades Cove wants to see a Black Bear! This guy (or gal) was walking along the Loop Road. Earlier that day I had seen a mother and 4 of her cubs! Nothing will stop traffic on the road quicker than a bear sighting! One dumb touri...
Every tourist who visits Cades Cove wants to see a Black Bear! This guy (or gal) was walking along the Loop Road. Earlier that day I had seen a mother and 4 of her cubs! Nothing will stop traffic on the road quicker than a bear sighting! One dumb tourist attacked a young bear in the cove when it tried to take a fawn as a meal a couple of years ago! Fortunately, he was caught by the rangers! I'm amazed at how people try to "sterilize" nature to make it fit their idea of how animals should live and die. I took this photo from a car window. Bears are unpredictable and should not be approached.

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