Monday, June 29, 2009

Game camera Surprise - BEAR!

It's been about 4 days since I last checked the game cams (even longer since I posted). So in-between the rain drops today I ventured down to the woods. The turkeys have moved on and lately have been getting coon pictures along with one lone doe. BUT today was different! I had 482 pictures, of those 120 were of a young bear that hung around for 57 minutes! What a treat to find on such a dreary, depressing, rainy day! The camera flash went off in some pictures so they look a little washed out.

What is the above picture you ask? Well! I would guess the bear checked the camera out up close and personal - thank goodness he did NOT decide the camera might make a meal!

I love the above photo - as if he/she is posing for the camera!

Another nice pose! Wonder what it is thinking - he/she seems to be looking towards the camera! :) Hope you enjoyed my photos - take a moment to enjoy your backyard. :) Coppertop

Did you know...
Although they appear slow and lumbering, bears can run at speeds up to 35 miles per hours?
Bear cubs have blue eyes, which turn brown during their first summer?
Bears may remain in their dens for 5-6 months each year in Maine. During this time they do not eat, drink, urinate or defecate?

NOTE: Above "Did you know?" information obtained from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife web site.