While black bear sows who become mothers typically must contend with two or maybe three cubs in a litter, this busy bruin and her five offspring were spotted in a tree on Twin Hill Farm along Mason School Road this past week and photographed by Kevin Corbin. This spot in The Republican has become a bit "bear-heavy" over the past several weeks; however, the sightings of black bear in the county have been far more numerous than usual this spring and summer. Residents and visitors are once again reminded to be responsible with their food garbage and to clean up their July 4 picnics, as bears are always looking for food (especially those who have six mouths to feed!). While black bears do not typically attack humans, extra caution – and distance – is strongly advised when one encounters a mother with her cubs. To see today's entire issue, click on "Your Virtual Newspaper" above. Be sure to check out our new "Choose Your Adventure" publication as well!
Today is July 2, 2015.