Sent by a friend in Tahoe City, California:
Yesterday I went around the corner of the deck to see why the dog was barking to find a very big mama bear (400 lbs++) staring me in the face.
We both ran off in our respective directions, I grabbed my camera, she climbed 35′ up a tree.
She finally came down but wouldn’t leave when I discovered her three tiny (15 lbs??) cubs had climbed to the very top of the 65′ tree.
They finally made their way down and wandered off to see what else they could scavenge down the way.
More pictures below: