Monday, September 10, 2012

Beartown Video

Back in 2007 Carole and I encountered a black bear as we were finishing up a short hike in Beartown State Park in West Virginia. For some reason I had forgotten that I had shot a brief video of the bear before I took some photos of it.

Oh, well. Better late than never.

They call it "Beartown" because the locals figured the maze of rocky grottoes and caves was prime bear housing.


The bear seemed like it didn't want to be too close to people and was just looking for wild food to eat.

You can see that the bear had a tag in its ear.

Despite appearances, I was never very close and was using a telephoto lens.

I never did find out what it was eating, but figured it must have been acorns.

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