I love these pools because the wildlife love them. A parade of species, including bears, visit them regularly. You can imagine my disappointment when one was already dry at the end of May. I had two cams there, and I planned to move at least one of them in the near future. I simply didn't have time to move it on the first day that I saw that the pool was dry.
I'm so glad that I hadn't moved it yet when a bear moseyed up to the still slightly muddy vernal pool, lay down, and snoozed on and off for the next couple of hours. My trail cam kept triggering and triggering, and I have a complete record of his nap! Ha ha! That's not as boring as you might think because he didn't sleep deeply. He fidgeted, stretched, and yawned on and off the entire time.
Because I have so much cute footage of him, I will divide it up into at least two videos. I'll spare you watching him sleep (that is boring!) but I'll share the parts when he was fidgeting.
For some reason, he almost always propped one hind leg on a downed tree like in this photo. I am not sure why but it looked so human to me.
He rolled, sleeping on both sides at various times. His sleepy movements reminded me of myself when napping!
This is a fun video so check it out if you have time!