When I set up the cam, our uniquely colored yearling cub hadn't caught my attention yet. So, the possibility that only small bears would be able to stand on the limbs didn't occur to me.
Indeed, it turned out that only our yearling bear cub ate these apples. Full grown bears walked right past the tree without trying to climb it.
In the next photo, the apple tree is the middle tree. The yearling cub is marking a small juniper tree below the apple tree. He gave that juniper a thorough marking before moving onto the apples in the tree.
After marking the juniper, he started climbing the tree.
Like most young bears, he is a very fast and agile climber.
His first visit to the tree was 8/11 and he returned again on 8/20.
Again, he went right toward the top of the tree. He ate some apples while in the tree, and then he picked up the ones that had fallen to the ground under the force of him climbing the tree.
During each visit, he spent only a couple of minutes at the tree but ate a bunch of apples each time.
I have a short video of him climbing the tree each time. I hope that you're as fascinated by it as I was.
He doesn't waste any time climbing the tree to shake down those yummy apples!ReplyDelete
He sure was fast, wasn't he?Delete
my spirits went up with the bear! YAM xx
Mine did too!Delete
How very lovely to watch this! He's quite speedy in munching up those apples.ReplyDelete
I loved seeing it too.Delete
I loooooooooooooooooooove this absolutely Your photos always show of things we'd never ever seeReplyDelete
That is a cute cub and a most delish looking apple
Wow, he climbs that tree as if it were just a staircase. We love watching the bear videos.ReplyDelete
Amazing how he pulled the branch towards himself to get the apples. Wonder if the older bears will eat the apples once they've fallen to the ground.ReplyDelete
Getting ready for winter hibernation no doubt. LOVE how he practically lopes up that tree!ReplyDelete
It was sure moving on up!ReplyDelete
How great that you found the apple tree and were able to point a camera at it. What a fun video watching that bear climb up to get those apples.ReplyDelete
That is so cool He works hard for his food.ReplyDelete
He's so agile when climbing that tree! Lucky him, getting all those apples to himself! :)ReplyDelete
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