Seeing a bear in the wild is a spectacular experience but seeing it track through the snow next to your front door is breathtaking as well as surprising. This shot was captured just outside my downstairs guest bedroom as he came wandering through the neighborhood. He should have been in hibernation. But that's another story.
Fortunately, the bears CAN coexist with humans and they do in the town of Mammoth Lakes because of the vigilant efforts of the local residents. The black bear populations of the Sierra Nevada rely upon plants and shrubs to survive. A shortage of native food sources for these animals has forced bears to seek alternative food sources that include human food and trash. Everyone needs to remember to NOT FEED OUR BEARS! Help to keep them safe.
November 12th, 2020
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