This summer someone local spotted a mother bear and two cubs about three miles from my home. The pictures were posted on FB a little while ago. This week, my son saw 3 cubs at the end of our dirt road, and mama bear must have been hiding, because he did NOT see her. He was not able to get any pictures of them. I just hope I do not meet them while out walking my dogs!!!! I thought triplets were unusual for bears, but these cubs were fattened up for winter nicely. The bears in Missouri are black bears. That must be 2 mama bears within a short distance of my house. Also, my horse had a large scratch on her back that might have been from a big cat. We DO have mountain lions here, I have seen them. I put salve on it today, but it is healing good.