A mother an daughter from Texas got a thrill when they flew across Cook Inlet to see the brown bears that are staging along the beach as they wait for the salmon to arrive. But it’s also June, and June is mating season for bears here in Alaska. The story goes that there was a very nice looking sow (a more blonde colored bear) hanging out, eating grass. She had recently chased off her two-year-old cubs, and had come into heat – ready to begin her two-year cycle all over again. There was a big old boar staying very close to her – but he was being a bit careless. Perhaps he was just tired from all the sex. Maybe he needed a nap, or to eat more to get his energy back. Could be he’s not seeing or hearing very good anymore. In any event, as often happens with wild animals – when the dominant breeding animal is distracted, that’s when the younger, less-dominant animals sneak in for a little action. Hey, they want to breed too, and the sow doesn’t seem to mind who does it. Our guests observed this trio for quite a while, and told me that the big bear walked away three times, only to come back and have to chase the younger brown bear away. Below is some photos showing the action, as it happened. We are coming up on prime time to observe brown bears in Alaska, and many of our guests enjoy the thrill of flying across for a day trip while staying at Majestic View Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy the photos.