Mama bear with THREE cubs! Too cute. Not ideal, of course, but still absolutely adorable. Closer shot of mama with one of the cubs in extras. These may be the same family that #2 Son has been seeing in his neighborhood. Or another mom of three. Hard to know! He lives close enough so that we could both be part of their territory.
The new deer seemed unimpressed, but St. Francis - although keeping his cool - failed to keep one of them from knocking over the birdbath. Tsk.