|Brownie approaches a cam on a deer trail. |
The white upper edge is spider web on the
spikes of the camera's bear guard.
Brownie is interested in cameras. Deconstructing cameras.
She took out four cams in the past month.
Here she perched on a log and peered at the mysterious source of wonderment before starting work.
She sniffed at it, tried to mouth it, and managed to dislodge it even though it was equipped with a spiked bear guard.
When she was finished the camera was 30 feet away.
It took ten minutes to find it, and I was one worried and sweaty codger in the interim.
The pictures told the same old story: bear finds camera, bear examines camera, etc.
Brownie seemed to be a lone agent.
But yesterday I collected the card from another camera (the "ringtail cam"), and discovered that Brownie has two apprentices.
The clips could be better, but you can still see that one of the understudies is learning the trade well.