Do you think it's the same bear as this one, captured a few hundred yards away, earlier this year?
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I found my own mangled autumn olive bush while hiking today. Though it was exciting to consider - for a brief moment - that it was the work of a bear, the damage was far less severe. Even more telling, there wasn't a single berry anywhere around. Once I noticed two huge scrapes nearby (both beneath overhanging branches) and the dogs sniffed out the easily-identifiable scat, I figured that the white-tailed deer rut must be starting.
Monday, October 7, 2013
These photos were taken in western Massachusetts by my sister. Bear are an established presence in her area, and it looks like one of them decided to feast on the juicy autumn olive berries that are everywhere for the picking right now. The scat found at the site was chock full of berry seeds.