Black bear and cubs provide excitement on county ATV ride
Maine black bears generally like to hang out in areas where people don’t.
Despite this, they sometimes come across residents going about their usual business.
This was the case last month for Colin Jandreau of Madawaska, who took these photos while mountain biking on an ATV trail off Gagnon Road.
It was not an unexpected meeting for Jandeau.
“I would say I see one or two bears a summer [the mountain bike]Said Jandreau, who is a high school social studies and media teacher at Madawaska Middle / High School.
Jandreau has also taken steps to ensure he doesn’t alarm bears when they’re on the trail.
“Lately, I put my little bell back on my bike to leave it [the sow] know I’m here. I don’t want to get between her and her cubs, ”he said.
Jandreau is not a hunter, but carries a camera, just in case he gets a chance to do that kind of shooting.
“I only hunt with a very small point and shoot Cannon which I carry on my front sight in a small holster,” he said. “[The] The 25x optical zoom gives me great close-ups.
August’s encounter with the sow and three cubs was not the most unique encounter Jandeau had with black bears. He photographed a sow with four cubs in 2018.
Thanks to Colin for these beautiful photos!
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