Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mountain Bear

First bear I've gotten on camera for a while. I went back and looked and it was early October '10 when I got the last one. This one looks like a pretty good one. Nice coat and not bad size. I'm guessing around 200 lbs though I'm terrible at guessing a bear's weight.


I knew I had a bear on the prowl when I stopped at the cabin on the way up the mountain and found a bag of trash scattered all over the yard. Someone had forgotten a bag and left it on the porch. The bears don't have much to eat this early in the spring and are looking for anything to fill their stomachs. Most of their Spring diet consists of leaves, flowers, plants, grasses, insects, small animals, and honey.








13 comments:

Nancy said...

When it comes to bears and women, best not to try to guess their weight. ;)

Joe said...

Nancy - while I'll hazard a guess on the bears, the women I'll leave to their own...and I'm sure not gong to ask one if she's pregnant ;). LOL!!!!

Liesl said...

Wow, exciting stuff! Lovely to catch a glimpse of a bear going about it's business at night! That I would not like to stumble upon in the dark!

Trailblazer said...

Nice! Very handsome looking bear.

Wish we had them 'round here......

texwisgirl said...

Great catch! He's a handsome one! (Had to laugh at the weight-guessing comments above...)

Dawn said...

Incredible captures!
And I'm with Nancy regarding the weight guessing;))

Farmchick said...

Great comment by Nancy and so true. Great captures of this bear.

Ola said...

oh, I would rather not to meet him in the darkness:)

Allison said...

This fascinates me. A bear so close!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Good pics Joe./ Nice pretty rug, er, coat that is. I swear he/she is smiling in that last pic!

kmurray said...

What a looker that one. I can't get over how lustrous it's coat is! Just beautiful!

bigcatdetective said...

Looks a good and healthy bear to me.....

KB said...

Whoa! It must really be spring! I'm about to set up a cam on our most regular bear route... but last year, I didn't get a bear photo on that route until May! In 2009, it was March. Who knows?

I love your bear photos!