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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The bear's rubbing tree

The Rubbing Tree from Chris Wemmer on Vimeo.

I set this trail camera on a meandering game trail with a long view.

I expected clips of the usual cast of characters, but soon learned that the trail passed a bears' rubbing tree, a mountain lion scrape, and a pit stop for a bobcat.

I pointed the camera at the rubbing tree.

Though it must surely reek of bear, it smells like tree bark to me.

A lot of critters besides bears check it out, and gray foxes occasionally pee on the stump. 

This film shows last month's action at the bears' rubbing tree.   


Woody Meristem said...

Very nice video -- and beautiful bears. Presumably the scent of the bears attracted/interested the skunk and the gray fox.

Camera Trap Codger said...

Thanks Woody -- that's my conclusion too.

ViewMan said...

A whole lot of rubbing going on there. Bravo!

JK said...

I'd hate to have that bear as an upstairs neighbor. Talk about some heavy walking!