Up in a tree just off the side of the road, maybe 20 feet high or so, was a Black Bear cub, (center of picture).
He or she didn’t care about the crowd gathering below. It was just intent on eating the fruit that was on the branches. I found out later that they were Persimmons.
My wife has never seen a wild bear before and I have never seen a cub before. This was quite a moment for us.
This cub was standing on such small branches that it seemed like only squirrels would go on.
I was able to get several good pictures by zooming in.
This is why we weren’t on a schedule.
After watching for almost a half-hour, we decided to leave the cub behind and continue on our way.
My wife wanted to take it home with us, but I was able to convince her otherwise.