Black Bear at Planter
This Black Bear is a resident of the Mink Hills/Warner River watershed. New housing in the Minks encroaches on his traditional sources of food, so the next best thing is the bird feeder.
Bird feeder empty so he heads for storage bin in our screened porch. Before he heads for the hills, he stops for a scratch.
This bear looks like a young one, perhaps the offspring of one of the above. Those photos were taken between 2007-2009.
Fast forward to 2016 and meet our latest cub. There was a lapse of 2-3 years in bear sitings on the homestead until our first encounter, taken in July.
In only two months, he/she has doubled in size!