When mom says it’s time to go… it’s time to go.
And the bear cub in the video below got that message loud and clear.
When his mom caught him on Sumer Walser Williams’ back porch, she wasn’t too pleased and decided that it was time for him to go.
Momma bear didn’t take too kindly to her son’s rude intrusion of spying on the Williams family.
Williams woke up to find that she had an early morning visitor at her North Carolina home.
“We heard clanging outside our bedroom window that backs up to our front deck,” Williams told The Dodo. “Sure enough, when I put the front deck lights on, there was a cub at the front door.”
She and her husband watched in amazement at the tiny cub standing tall and peering through the glass door of their deck.
The cub decided to have himself a party on the Williams’ deck.
He not only climbed the 15-foot deck but was also was snacking on some birdseed and playing in their blowup pool.
But momma bear had to be the party pooper and set her son straight.
Climbing onto human habitats is a big no-no and he was in trouble.
“I think the cub wanted to come inside to hang out, but his momma wasn’t in the mood to deal with his mischievousness at 4 a.m.,” Williams wrote on Facebook. “I thought the momma would come from around the walkway to find him, I never thought she’d scale our front deck.”
She strolled right up to her baby and grabbed him by the scruff of his neck to lead him off of the porch.
“Mom’s reaction in my head played out as ‘Let’s go, I have told you a hundred times not to bother people while we’re raiding their house for goodies. We have to be silent. I’ve told you this,” Williams posted. “Why can’t you seem to listen? I had to climb 15 feet up a pole to rescue your little butt. Get off their deck now.'”
She apparently found momma bear’s reaction to be super relatable.
“That’s my daily experience with my own children,” Williams said. “I think that’s what made the video so great. It showed that some aspects of parenting are uniform across species.”
Once mom came on the scene to escort her son away, two bears then went back into the night but not without leaving evidence of their visit.
“Little cub popped the girls’ blowup pool and they didn’t even bother to clean up their mess on their way out. Guess I should have gotten the fire pit going for them if I were a good host,” Williams posted.
Williams said that the bears’ visit served as a reminder that humans are just as much as guests in the bears’ home as the bears were guests in theirs.
Basically, we share a planet and it’s all of our homes. But bears are typically shy animals that normally avoid humans.
“Bears are normally shy, retiring animals that have very little desire to interact with humans. Unless they are forced to be around humans to be near a food source, they usually choose to avoid us,” the Get Bear Smart Society writes. “Bears, like humans and other animals, have a ‘critical space’ – an area around them that they may defend.”
You can check out his short adventure in the video below!
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