Thursday, October 7, 2021

Snap, Crackle, Pop!

“Snap, Crackle, Pop!”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

A baby black bear was high in the cherry trees in Cades Cove, Tennessee. He was so high a mountain was visible in the background.

The mamma bear and her cubs enjoyed feasting on the cherries for quite a while. Mamma bear ripped apart the large limbs with her mouth, so she could pull the branch loaded with cherries within reach.

Amazingly, the bears know which branches will hold their weight. Meanwhile, they were snapping and crackling the branches and popping the cherries in their mouths.

Have you ever seen the bears up so high?

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Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park


  1. When I was a kid, 6 yrs old or so, I loved to climb trees. I loved climbing as high as possible and looking at the view. Unfortunately, when it was time to come down, I freaked out and Mom had to come and talk me down. Hopefully, Mamma won't have to guide her cub down.

  2. Neat story. They are own their own. I have seen the mom call down small cubs, and sometimes they need a little encouragement.


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