Last week, in the afternoon, we were paid a visit by a family of Black Bears. I had heard that there was a mother with three cubs wandering around but they had eluded my site until now. What a cute family they make, I have seen 2 cubs many a time but three! The runt of the litter is not even black, he is very much brown as the video shows, so much so that I would mistake him for a Brown Bear cub.
Brown Bears are much more aggressive and dangerous to humans then the Black Bear, more along the lines of the Grizzly Bear. Black Bears are not an unusual site in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley real estate areas of British Columbia and the Albion / Thornhill neighborhoods of Maple Ridge are no exception but a Brown Bear would be a shocker in these parts.
These bears appear healthy and well fed and should pose no threat to humans unless you go out of your way to provoke or corner the animals. I can not say the same for my nieghbors vegetable garden which the mamma was ravaging but better that then the garbage cans. Enjoy the videos and feel free to click on the above link to search for homes for sale in Maple Ridge.