It is entirely possible that I may, on occasion, have given slightly human characteristics to some of the wildlife that snuck into my pictures. If it happened, I blame the children’s books we read to our kids.
And yes, I am talking about the Bernstain Bears. Some of you might remember, “Bear Country, where the Bear family lived in a big tree house down a sunny dirt road …” They walked to the store (upright of course) to buy too much junk food, went to the dentist, wore clothes and all the other things bears normally don’t do.
The books were extremely well written and a big hit around our house. Of course, we knew it was ridiculous to take an animal that can kill to eat and make it appear like a play friend for four-year olds. I mean what were they thinking?
Bears are menacing.
Then I stumble upon these two grizzly cubs. Suddenly I’m trying to figure which one of the Bernstain Bears they were.
And here’s one last twist in this little tale. The first two photos are images of the same grizzly cub.