Tuesday, March 24, 2009


This was such a very fun day. I was able to go to work with Derrick, they
were checking on Mama Bears in their dens to see if they had any cubs and how many.
They will later find the mother bear using radio collars to see how many of the cubs survive.
What we got to do is first we found the den and then Derrick tranquilized the mama bear
while she was asleep they pulled her out of the den and found one cub. So they got the cub out
to weigh him and of course to be cuddled and loved by the humans.

What a cute little cub he weighs 4 lbs. so tiny and cute.
I loved his little ears they were so tiny and soft.

It was a colder day so we had to keep him all wrapped up. I love
how his paws were like little hands. he would wrap his little fingers around
my thumb and hold it just like a baby would do.

This is the mama bear. Even though she was asleep I was totally freaked out to get so
close. She was still breathing like normal and when she would breath her head would move just a little. It was a very cool experience.

Here is baby cub holding my thumb.
And again only this time check out his claws. They are so long already and sharp
as razors. But to get to hold one so small is totally worth the pain of a scratch.


The Estes Family said...

Wow!! How fun, I would have been so scared to go by the mom too!! That cub is so sweet!!

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Lesley said...

Oh my heck! That is the cutest thing EVER! I would LOVE to get to hold a baby bear! You are so lucky! Robby still thinks Derrick has the best job in the world!

Bre.Sean.Blake said...

HOLY COOOOOW!!!! That is so amazing. That is awesome. I'm so proud of you for actually touching a Mama bear!!! Wow...I am speachless (and u know that takes a lot). :) That baby cub is ADORABLE.

Wades said...

soo awesome!!! what a fun job he has! and good job at being brave enough to be that close to the mama!

Brandy Anderson said...

What an awesome experience!! That baby bear is so cute. Sorry to hear that your little girl has to get surgery. So scary. We'll pray for her.

The Erickson Family said...

How cool is that?! I cant believe that! What a cool job he has. I bet he loves it.

Monica said...

Shelby is so jealous you got to hold a little cub! I can't believe you touched the mama! And I thought I raised you better than that! Don't you remember waking me up when I was asleep?

Chaotic Monarchy said...

Your girls are GORGEOUS! just like their momma! My little boy wants to be whatever it is that your husband is. He keeps telling me "mom when i get big i wanna do that too!"

Chaotic Monarchy said...

ps this is kiley send me your email and i'll add you to my list

Chaotic Monarchy said...

sorry wrong email