Not only is it bear cub season near the Yuba Pass - they're also out in the Tehachapis.
Under some shady canyon oaks, near a still-summer-trickling creek, at 'round 9pm, these fluffy future mischief makers came to explore my scented scene...
And at 11am the next day, just 3 miles and a canyon away, another cam had a similar show...
Of course, black bears shouldn't be in the Tehachapis. These were the lands of the grizzly - the true brown bear. But, the last of Tehachapan grizzlies was killed in Kern County in 1918, opening the way for opportunistic black bears to immigrate and spread out - much like us.
And, much like us, they seem to be doing pretty darn well.
Let's just hope they keep playing nice with my cameras. :)