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Franconia Notch - Black Bear | by [Christine]
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Franconia Notch - Black Bear

We saw this sow right along I-93 as it passes through Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. Although you can't tell in this photo, she was obviously recently nursing, but her cub(s) were nowhere to be seen. She was very laid back about us watching her. She looked up from time to time, but mostly went about her way turning over rocks and digging in the grass.

 

The interstate passing through Franconia Notch is one of the few places in the country where the highway is reduced to only two lanes - one northbound, one southbound.

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Taken on July 22, 2009