Sunday, November 9, 2008
Two more den shoppers
There were other visitors to the bear den. The desert cottontail lingered in front of the den, and the white-throated wood rat was seen coming and going. This picture makes me wonder if the rat has a stick nest deep inside.
And I was wrong; at least one of the cubs went into the den, though we can't be sure it did any work to prepare it for the winter sleep.
The camera didn't go unnoticed either. The claws look short enough to be those of a cub. Knock on wood. We were lucky it was restrained in its examination of the camera.