A Big Year for Black Bears

It’s not unusual for us to see black bears every week in the Smokies or even here at our home in Townsend, Tennessee. In fact, Ian went on a backpacking trip with our daughter in July and didn’t see any bears while one sauntered down our driveway that evening. We have a bounty of wild cherries, blackberries, and poke berries behind our house so it’s not unusual for us to see all kinds of wildlife.

Here’s a great short video from the folks at Great Smoky Mountains Association that shows bears eating cherries in Cades Cove. We always tell folks how agile bears are in trees and this video does an exceptional job of illustrating that. Enjoy!


Fly Fishing for Brook Trout in Great Smoky Mountains National Park