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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

End of Year bear




Rich Tenaza just sent me this and several other pictures of a young adult blond-colored bear at the Cleary Reserve.  

The cams had not been checked for several months, but were dry and intact, despite heavy rains. (Our luck keeping cams dry hasn't been as good in nearby Marin County.)

In Rich's words, "The bear was at the waterhole/spring on 28 December from 10:38 to sometime after 10:47 pm.  The cam got 42 pictures it in that time. At 10:47 he moved the cam, so that was the end of the picture taking.  

"The bear then went to the cougar turd set from 10:54-55  and had his picture taken four times there.  He was also there that morning at 5:29 a.m. 

"The next day, 29 Dec, he had his picture taken at another cam, where a log blocks the trail, at 5:59 a.m. and again from 10:24-1033 p.m."

This was a winter stroll.

Bears are known to do that, even though they sleep most of the winter.

3 comments:

John W. Wall said...

Didn't know how to send you an email, but thought you and your readers would enjoy this latest shot of a wolverine in the Sierra Nevada:
http://my.lincolnnewsmessenger.com/detail/108823.html

There's actually video of it going for the cut of meat in the bait station, but I can't find a web link for it.

Camera Trap Codger said...

Many thanks, John for the link. That ol' wolverine gets around. I wonder how far it is from my digs up here.

Nick said...

Wow that is awesome!