Footage shot in late May 2008. Black Bears were very numerous for the 17 Year Cicada emergence. They ate the insects as though they were chocolate covered raisins. Never have I seen as many large adult Black Bears in Cades Cove. A very interesting phenomenon.

Cades Cove is an extinct farming community located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A few structures are still located in the area, such as cabins from the 1800's. Cades Cove is know for it's wildlife, specifically White-tailed Deer, Wild Turkeys, and Black Bear.

Joe Kegley
WildlifeSouth.com

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