The black form on the side of the road on U.S. 221 near Bent Mountain early Sunday morning was too large for a cat as I approached it on my motorcycle around 7:30 a.m. while riding to Buchanan for breakfast.
It was a black bear cub, ambling along the road. If mama bear was around, I didn’t see her. I slowed and the cub headed into the bush.
You never used to see the black bears that live in our region. Now, sightings are reported all the time. The photo above was from a sighting earlier this year.