A few weeks ago two bears made an appearance at a camera near the house.
The cinnamon-colored bear was well-groomed and muscular, and the pictures tell me it had a calm but cautious presence.
If this was Scruffy, whom I encountered several years ago as a cub, she had grown into a fine specimen of womanhood.
Blackie on the other hand had a clownish bearing.
The camera was attached to the tree with a bungie cord and armed with a spiked bear guard.
Cinnamon approached and examined it with an inquisitive look.
The camera's position didn't change, so I know Cinnamon didn't touch it.
Blackie also examined the cam.
It pawed the camera and tipped it toward the ground, and the cam snapped three pictures.
The spiked bear guard did its job, so no damage was done.
But the interesting thing is the different way the bears reacted to the cam.
Maybe it as just a difference in mood or hunger, but animals differ in disposition.
Maybe they just have different MOs.