Monday, October 30, 2017

Bear With Me

There have been some strange occurrences in the neighborhood lately...
so we have been keeping an eye on things with our game cameras.
Saturday we headed over to the Hundred Acre Wood to gather
camera cards from the game cameras.


It was a beautiful autumn day... the last before a predicted "nor-easter" was to hit us.
As you can see, the neighborhood is decorated for Halloween.


A trip to the woods is always a favored activity with the dogs.


On the way we saw a few curious things....


new claw marks on an old log.

Curious paw prints

 on the picnic table at the tent in the woods...



And right next to that, the tarp that keeps the campsite firewood dry,
appeared to have been shredded.


Luckily, this was one of the areas that had a game camera...
on the post beside the picnic table.


We gathered the camera cards and headed home to see if we had any
answers to the mysteries.
Here is what we found.

One bear cub.

Two bear cubs.

Three bear cubs.

And a rather large Mama!!
It looks like ole Mama was sitting at the picnic table watching her youngsters play.

On another evening...



Meanwhile elsewhere around the farm...


And this mystery animal...
I have no idea what it is.
Any ideas?


When we went back to the woods, later that afternoon,
to replace the camera cards, we moved the cameras to new locations.


My favorite tree hugger!


This girl had a blast following her nose!


There's nothing better than a crisp autumn day!

12 comments:

Donna said...

I just loved seeing all the wildlife photos you captured! Could the last one be a fisher cat?

Beverly Frankeny said...

That is actually what I wondered as well.

Anonymous said...

Looks like it may be a fisher.

Louise Stopford said...

Wow that is incredible footage of the bears. How wonderful to see them, at a safe distance, in their own habitat roaming wild and free, incredible!! Just going to google "Fisher Cat" now (never heard of them before).

daisy gurl said...

Well, someone had a busy weekend getting into all kinds of mischief. Glad they were not around when you went back. Eek!

Patsy said...

Wow triplet cubs. That mama is busy. Do they ever bother your livestock? Annie is a pretty dog. Is she part foxhound?

Beverly Frankeny said...

We have never had any issue with bears bothering our farm animals, with the exception of the bees....which is why they were in a small pasture with an electric fence. As for Annie.... we had her tested and she is sharpei, chow and old English bulldog mix. Personally I don't believe it.

Old Crow Homestead said...

Wow, the bears have busy playing!

Missy George said...

Wow!! Triplets...I wonder where Papa bear is..Great videos..Love Becky's gargoyle..I hope it doesn't get blown over today..Looks like you are starting to get a little color up there...

Karen Ann said...

Fisher cat...

diane in northern wis said...

Love your pictures.....wow...three cubs and a Mama....hope they are hibernating soon. We had a black bear around here a couple of weeks ago....I guess they're eating everything in sight, getting ready for hibernation. As another writer mentioned, I'm glad you didn't run into them when you were checking on your cameras! Thanks for the great blog and pics.

Lynne said...

Each time I view your outdoor camera pics I want a camera . . .
Think I will live vicariously through you though . . .
Keep posting those critter pics please.
Thank you . . .

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