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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of 4 small primates. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Splish Splash

With 24 inches of snow on the ground, this bear is nowhere to be seen and most certainly asleep and unwashed.

It wasn't that way last summer, when he was a regular visitor at several pools in the ravines on either side of my house.

As you can see, he had impeccable bathing habits.


Owlman said...

I can only imagine that bear with a can of "Hamms" beer in it's paw. Did you get that with the Sony 600 on video mode?

Kris and Colby Phillips said...

Yet another reminder to always bring along the water purifier when drinking water out of backcountry streams...

Camera Trap Codger said...

Yes, it was the s600, and Yes indeed, one bear's bath water should not be a hiker's thirst quencher.

Albert A Rasch said...

Too Much!

Love it and the commentaries!

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OregonWild said...

I love that video. Was it luck, or something else (familiarity?) that kept the bear from giving your camera a bath as well?