Black Bear Cub Plays With Red Balloon
Occurred on October 31, 2023 / Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Info from Licensor: "On my way to work I noticed a bunch of red balloons attached to the grates along the side of the rd. I giggle to myself 'Someone has a sick sense of humor, haha.' On my home from work, I was coming the opposite direction and noticed one of the balloons again. This time I noticed two black masses as well, a baby bear and the mama. I pulled a U-turn and up to a safe distance away. This was when Mama kept walking, and the baby started to play. It was so amazing to see how distracted and playful the cub was. All the while Mama had made it all the way to the other side before she even noticed the baby. She looked annoyed. She then saunters her way back across the road. All while baby has been bouncing and playing with the balloon. And somehow managing not to pop it. Just then the ribbon breaks. Baby is devastated. Looking sadly back at Mom and then back at the balloon again. So sad. I wanted to scream out 'Don’t worry baby, we all know how that feels,' just as Mom nips baby in the butt to get moving. As all moms know just how that feels. So cool."