I went over to my brother's house to drop something off. When I pulled up, his neighbor, Ted, came out and told me to get my phone because there was a black bear cub in my brother's back yard.
I grabbed several pictures from far away and cropped them.
He was real small and had been around the neighborhood for a couple of days with no mama bear around. So Ted called Wildlife & Fisheries. The cub was loping off when W&F arrived, but the guy ran behind him and scooped him up with a dip net. That's how tiny he was.
Poor little fellow. I hope he's fed and taken care of, and then released back into the wild when he's bigger. I never thought much about bears around here, but our little town holds an annual Black Bear Festival, so I guess I should have figured that one out!
An exciting day in the "other LA"!