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PostThu Oct 27, 2022 3:54 pm 
photo of a black bear in sleeping in its den yesterday, wondering what's in front of its nose?

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PostThu Oct 27, 2022 5:22 pm 
How the heck did you manage that shot?

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PostThu Oct 27, 2022 8:18 pm 
Snowshovel wrote:
How the heck did you manage that shot?
No kidding! This is a high quality photo. As an aside I always imagined bear dens as deeper. Poor thing must have an awfully cold snout mid-January

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PostThu Oct 27, 2022 8:23 pm 
great photo! wonder if it's just bear poop? dizzy.gif

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PostFri Oct 28, 2022 6:38 am 
Outstanding!! Great shot. Thanks for sharing BTW...the bear could just be napping at the den entrance. Den could be very spacious and deeper inside. BW up.gif up.gif up.gif

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PostFri Oct 28, 2022 6:42 am 
Snowshovel wrote:
How the heck did you manage that shot?
cheating with a 400mm lens smile.gif

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PostFri Oct 28, 2022 6:44 am 
the den is much deeper, she/he can turn around inside, someone of fb said that it might just be a regurgitation?

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PostFri Oct 28, 2022 7:12 am 
kite wrote:
wondering what's in front of its nose?
They could be false truffles.
This study reports on Page 277 that false truffles are a dominant food for black bear in September and October. https://www.academia.edu/18015886/Dietary_adjustability_of_grizzly_bears_and_American_black_bears_in_Yellowstone_National_Park

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PostFri Oct 28, 2022 6:40 pm 
kite wrote:
someone of fb said that it might just be a regurgitation
^that was my first thought as well. Great shot!

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PostSat Oct 29, 2022 7:54 am 
I'm gonna say pretzels, stolen from a pic-a-nic basket.

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PostSun Oct 30, 2022 8:34 am 
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I'm gonna say pretzels, stolen from a pic-a-nic basket.
best answer yet smile.gif

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PostSun Nov 06, 2022 7:42 am 
Looks cozy. That looks like a last minute snack right in front of it.

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PostSun Nov 27, 2022 7:37 pm 
Blacktail Plateau Drive is a 1 way, 6 mile dirt road. The end of that road is just west of that bear den. We had a really cool wolf howling experience at that junction at dusk about 3 weeks ago. Den was occupied

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PostSun Nov 27, 2022 10:26 pm 
kite wrote:
the den is much deeper, she/he can turn around inside, someone of fb said that it might just be a regurgitation?
First though was, yea it looks like poop, but more likely regurgitation, unless another bear or animal pooped on his doorstep, although he might have dropped it off in his way into the den, I doubt he would back up and do it, lol... maybe marking his territory? humpy.gif

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PostMon Nov 28, 2022 8:52 am 
Bootpathguy wrote:
We had a really cool wolf howling experience
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