Bear-ly There: Family of Black Bears Efficiently Investigate Tennessee Porch

A mother bear and her four cubs were all business in adorable video captured at a cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on June 23, as they scampered onto a porch, checked for food, and moved on.

Footage recorded by Danyelle Glendenning’s home security camera shows an adult bear nimbly climbing over a wooden railing, with her four tiny cubs slipping through the balusters after her.

Speaking to Storyful, Glendenning said that the mama bear must have been looking for any “goodies” that a renter may have left behind.

After finding nothing to eat, the black bear and her cubs leapt off the porch and made their way to the next cabin, Glendenning theorized. Credit: Danyelle Glendenning via Storyful