This was a marvelous scene to watch between this mama bear and her baby.  This mama actually had 4 cubs and this little one was the smallest.  The other 3 cubs were well on their way to becoming skilled at catching fish for themselves.  This baby just didn’t like putting her face in the water.  She was very content to let mama bring the fish to her.  After mama brought her about 3 salmon to eat, they had this little “conversation”.  Mama was talking to her….it kind of sounds like grunting.  The next salmon that mom caught, she took about 50 yards down stream before she came out to eat it herself.  The little one did start making an effort to fish for herself but more often than not she would just take someone else’s fish.  We sat there for a couple of hours watching them interact as a family until they left.  It was a priceless experience.

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