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Looking for Bro


The boar was swinging his massive head as he moved up the mountain saddle toward Momma Bear and the lone remaining cub.  Momma Bear had chosen an impeccable defensive position; increasingly steep mountain, loose rock footing and vertical cliff faces as the elevation increased.  She backed up the hill as the boar advanced and the cub was extremely anxious.  As the mountain ridge reduced to knife edges the boar looked over the side and pushed some rocks to check for footing.  No good;  if he gets pushed he is going to fall over a hundred feet.  He reluctantly turns back down the mountain to the saddle and lies down with a clear view of Momma Bear and baby.  He’s going to wait them out.

Momma bear is exhausted from the adrenalin rush of the fight and she is stressed; she cannot find her other cub.  The remaining cub is anxiously looking for her brother and his whereabouts are completely unknown.  Momma bear cannot risk taking the remaining cub off the mountain top, the boar could catch them and the defensive position she holds is too valuable to the life of her remaining cub.  She lies down exhausted; baby bear searches fruitlessly for her brother.

Ursus Horriblious


This Bad Boy Boar got within about 20 meters of the sow and cubs while they were grazing and laz’n.  They perked up to catch sight of this guy just in time and took off!  The boar chased them for about 2 miles up the river and around the bend and up the side of this mountain.  Momma turned on the old man about a quarter of the way up and laid into him and had the upper hand as she was on the uphill side.  Those cubs were running for their lives!  The dark brown cub went up and over the top and kept on running and running while the blonde cub stopped and waited on Momma bear.  The sow backed slowly up the hill with the boar swinging his head and menacing his way up the hill in full on attack mode; he wanted that cub.   Not good times.