I love it when animals interact with my trail cameras, even though it sometimes results in severe damage to the camera!
A black bear passing through our neck of the woods (not a long term resident bear) was examining a bear marking area when he noticed my camera. When watching the video, be sure that your audio is on so that you can hear him breathing and panting.
He seemed to look for food near the camera, and then he noticed the camera. He sniffed it, showed it his teeth, and then gave it a look. We got a closeup of his face and then his eye in the process!
After that, he headed over to the marking tree and left his "I was here" message.
It's just a simple little observation of a black bear living his life - but I love it!
You can watch the short video either here or at Youtube.
I've made a pact with myself not to let any fun wildlife videos languish in my archives this year (unlike previous years). I hope that you enjoy them like I do!
I adore our bears. Their quirky personalities make me laugh regularly!