Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bear Rub



Before I get to the bear rub I had another little adventure last week. I moved a couple of my cameras after one of my buddy's and some of the neighbors spotted an unidentified creature roaming around. My buddy saw it right at dusk one evening in the cabin pond and at first thought it was a beaver but when it came out of the water it wasn't a beaver. While looking somewhat like a weasel everyone thought it was much too big the be a weasel. Unfortunately, I couldn't get it on camera and no one has seen it since. After researching it appears to be very similar to a Fisher. Only problem is Fisher range is far to the North of us. Hopefully someone will get it on camera if it reappears.
Anyway back to the bear rub. I've seen standing trees used by bear to rub and scratch on but this is a first one I've seen rubbing on a down tree. It'll be interesting to see if he comes back and uses it again. Also got a couple of more good fawn pics at the Mt. Pond.







13 comments:

Michelle said...

That bear is certainly enjoying the log. A sweet fawn and I do hope you get the mystery animal on camera. Would love to see it.

TexWisGirl said...

busting out laughing on the bear and that log! lordy! too funny!

the fawn is adorable! hmmm. fisher. wolverine. bigfoot...

Long Ridge Deer Camp said...

Nice pictures, and I hope the fawn survives! Up here, we lose a lot to bears and coyotes! Good job! Jack

Brian King said...

I've never seen a bear do that. Cool pics! The fawn appears to be nice and healthy!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'd love to see the mystery animal if you manage to capture it on film. That bear is having such a great time with the log. :)

Trailblazer said...

Those bear pics are great!

Sounds like a fisher from your description....

Carole M. said...

Hi Joe; your header bear photo has me a little nervous; hope you did this shot with a long-range lens at least. Still looks to close. Hope you get to find out what the mystery water-creature is. Enjoyed your post ....and thanks for visiting my blog too.

Ian Nance said...

Great pics as always!!

Larry Ostby said...

We have some river otters around here, do you think your mystery creature might be an otter? The bear pics are great. I like the one where it's spread out on the log. Always like the fawns.

KB Bear said...

I always love seeing bears be bears! I've seen one rub on the ground by a log, but it rubbed where a mountain lion had marked so I figured that was the reason.

What a tiny little fawn!

knapperbill said...

Great pics as usual Joe! What a nice belly rub for the bear:)

Bill

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great pictures! Looks funny how the bear is rubbing on the tree. The fawns is coming here too...

Michaele said...

That bear would be embarrassed if he knew you got those shots.