These two female bears have been living very close together this summer. Usually, female bears have defined territories, and fights will erupt when one invades the other's space. Mabel has been the predominant female in the area over the years, and I wonder if she will prevail in keeping her territory.
One other interesting note is that females with adjoining territories are usually related, often a mother and daughter. The mother "gives" some of her territory to her daughter after the family breaks up. So, it's possible that Cinnamom and Mabel are related. That doesn't stop territorial squabbles - they each will still defend their established territories.
On another note, the first clip in the movie was taken with a trail camera that you all helped me win last year! Last year, I entered a photo in the Trailcampro.com contest, and many of you voted for it. Thanks to you, we've been seeing really fun footage of bears marking the special tree shown in the movie above all summer long.
I am entering the contest again this year. Here is the photo that I chose to enter.
I'd like to ask you to vote for my photo again. I'd be SO grateful, and we'd all get to enjoy even more wildlife footage next year if I am lucky enough to win.
To vote, please click here. Click on "VOTE HERE". You'll need to vote for one photo per category. I'm in the US and Canada category, and my photo is #91! In case you don't want to spend the time to go through the photos in the other categories - I suggest #16 in the Deer Category, and #55 in the International Category. Don't worry about giving them your email address - they are an awesome and trustworthy company who will not spam you - I promise!
Thank you so very much! I love trail cameras and I'd adore to win another one. I am so grateful to you!!!!!!!!