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Black Bear at Planter

Bear Zoom

This Black Bear  is a resident of the Mink Hills/Warner River watershed.

Those photos were taken between 2007-2009.

Bear, Old Bird Feeder  Approaching the Feeder  Bear at the Feeder   Bear at the Feeder   Getting at the Feeder  Gotta be here somewhere
 Young Bear  Oh well..  Leaving Front Yard  Kitchen Window   Motherlode  Scratching 

The bear at left looks like a young one, perhaps the offspring of one of the above. We learned quickly not to store our
seeds in the screened porch. 

Fast forward to July, 2016 and meet our latest cub. There was a lapse of several; years in bear sitings
on the homestead until our first encounter below.   In only two months, he/she had doubled in size!
Bear Cub July,2016 Bear Cub   September, 2016
We had not seen a black bear on the property since 2016 until we got a night shot in April, 2019, taken with a Moultrie wildlife camera strapped to an apple tree on the far side of the meadow.
Cam on Apple Tree Bear, April 2019
May 22, 2020 This may be the same bear that appeared on the wildlife cam last April. Maybe the empty streets of the pandemic has emboldened him.
Bear, May 2020 Bear, May 2020