Mother has her way on Father’s Day

Photo by Ralph Bates

Rappahannock News reader Ralph Bates of Huntly had quite the bicycle outing this past Father’s Day. “As I was pulling into my driveway after a bike ride, I spotted this Big Mama and 4 cubs,” he says. Mother bears can give birth to 1 to 6 cubs, albeit only every two years, and cubs from the same litter may actually have different fathers.

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