Ma And The Cubs Come To Visit The Johnsons

Four bears roam the yard of Bill and Mary Johnson of rural Two Harbors. (Mary Johnson photo)
Four bears roam the yard of Bill and Mary Johnson of rural Two Harbors. (Mary Johnson photo)

Bill and Mary Johnson had a surprise last Wednesday night at their home about two miles west of Two Harbors. Mary looked out and saw what at first she thought to be three bears. But then she and Bill spotted a fourth. It appeared to be a sow in the distance and three yearling cubs closer to the house.

“The three cubs were under bird feeder,” Mary said. “The mother was off in the distance. I could hear her making noise back there.”

She said the couple hasn’t seen bears in their yard for several years.

When Mary first went out to take a photo, the cubs scampered up pine trees. But she was able to get a photo a bit later. The cubs stayed around for about an hour, Mary said.