I went camping for four days.Didn’t find a single bear out & about.I was heading back home when I spotted this big boy sleeping away! I recognized him immediately! It was “Big Red”! He’s the only bear that makes me nervous. He tries to stare me down instead of scooting away. He’s a older male bear,so I’m guessing he’s a tad long in the tooth when it comes to humans.


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    • Believe it or not Doug,…bears do not hibernate. It’s more a technical difference.They go into what is called “Torpor” state.When a bear is in a torpor state the sleep is not as deep.They can wake up but animals who are hibernating cannot.The respiration is faster & their body temperature is higher as well.
      I’ve heard from friends that they’ve seen bears out & about now for weeks.

  1. How wonderful to be so intimate with the bears that you recognize them, Wayne. And camping for four days, only to find him on your way out; I always marvel at that final siting at the last minute when I’m out and about too. Fantastic photo, my friend–

  2. I can’t believe I missed the first bear post! As you know, I wait for them every year. The thought of cuddling with eagles just doesn’t work. :)

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