Went to the Big Woods to change the card and batteries in one of my camera traps. As I walked in, a medium-sized black bear crossed the old woods road and stood watching me for a while. Between it being a foggy morning and the dense shade it wasn’t possible to get a good photograph, but I took a couple anyway –
This area of the Big Woods is a real hotspot for bears, very diverse habitat with not much human activity. Back in May I’d seen this little fella in an old log loading spot about 200 yards from the camera trap. Unfortunately, he hasn’t passed that camera all year –
The camera trap had gotten a number of photographs, including several black bears, in the three plus weeks since it was last checked.
Day 1 a female with a cub –
Day 2 –
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In addition to the photographs of bears, the camera trap also had gotten photos of a few white-tailed deer –
In past years this camera trap location has produced good photos of bobcats and coyotes as well as deer and black bear, but the smaller predators haven’t made many appearances this year.