American Black Bear In Underbrush
Taken in Oct. 1971
Black Bear In Underbrush.jpg
Subject: Re: Black Bear In Underbrush
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 14:45:29 GMT
The black bears around the camp sites were very tame and quite the food
moochers. The Park Rangers did not discourage feeding the bears 30 years
ago, however it is frowned upon now, as thier plan is to go back to a more
natural environment. I don't think we would try this with a brown or
We have been on inland canoe trips and spotted many moose and white tailed
deer form a distance as close as 50 feet, but I don't take any cameras on
extended canoe trips. Missed some very good shots.
"John White" wrote in message
> Hi Marv,
> I have no experience with bears and despite venturing up in to the
> mountains (Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia) in search of black bears
> I've never seen one. Isn't it very dangerous to approach a wild bear and
> offer it food? Or are the black bears found near camp sites semi-tame?
> I've often wondered how I'd approach a black bear if I found one.
> Unfortunately, I don't think I'd be as bold as your 11 year old son. :-)
> Marv wrote:
> > Thank you John. These shots were taken in Algonquin Park in Northern
> > Ontario, Canada, while on a camping trip, in Oct. of 1971. The young lad
> > my then 11 year old son (check the hair). Glad you liked them.
> > Marv