A bit of background info on our local bears....Asheville's urban bears are used to encountering humans and are rarely aggressive, with very few reported incidents of people in this area being harmed by bears over the years. There was however a recent incident near Sylva, about 90 minutes away, of a woman walking her dog being attacked by a momma black bear with two cubs (apparently, the bear perceived the dog to be a threat to her cubs).
|Momma bear and two cubs blocking the road |
while eating acorns and frolicking around
|One of the cubs and the momma bear|
|Momma bear with single cub|