Fresh Black Bear tracks. (snow winter wild+animals ). Photo by ak1234
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Fresh Black Bear tracks.

Uploaded by: ak1234

Wednesday January 2, 2013

Juneau, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Bear size........very small. Boot size........10M "extratuffs". This little bear has been travelling our trail recently. We have seen it twice at close up range. Both times were at night.....in the light of a headlamp. The little bear is about one year old and definetly alone. Haven't seen any sign of mother bear.Wieght of this bear is about 55 LBS.This little critter is taking winter in stride,so far. ( Yes,these pics were taken January 2,2013.)

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5. ak1234
4:40 PM GMT on January 03, 2013
Hi,Hotzenwaelder,
You and Katy are correct, I believe.
This little bear got hungry and left it's den in search of food. A few days later the weather warmed up and the little fellow may have gotten wet in it's den. It was active again during the warming weather and always alone.
A bear this young should be with it's mother, full time.Haven't seen any sign of any larger bears . We'll hope for the best.
The little bear is very quiet and travels at night.That's a good thing in the bear world.
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4. Hotzenwaelder
8:48 AM GMT on January 03, 2013
Amazing. I would also thing that it is usual for a bear to be out and about in winter. Perhaps it got hungry or could not sleep. I hope it survives the winter.
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3. ak1234
1:44 AM GMT on January 03, 2013
Thanks! We thought right hind foot,also. Quite surprised to see a little bear out and about this time of year.
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2. katy99780
1:42 AM GMT on January 03, 2013
PERFECT hind right print! As good as it gets, great job!
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1. nanapoo
11:07 PM GMT on January 02, 2013
cool!
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ak1234

Lifelong Alaskan. Family has been in Alaska 5 generations.Raised on commercial fishing boats in S.E. Alaska. Spent over 35 years working on tugs and ships. Have always been interested in the weather.Enjoy photos in WX undergound ,especially, the ones of aircraft and areas north of our home in Juneau.

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