Last August, while hiking at the Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area

Please read: Part One – Close Encounter With Bears

Part Two – Another Black Bear Video

Fortunately, the bear appeared preoccupied with his search for lunch, shifting rocks in the stream to un-house potential sources of food. I stood behind trees, when possible, watching the bear move further away as I cautiously followed.

At a switchback in the trail, I paused to record this video with the zoom feature on my camera. Although the stream was generally quite shallow, the bear found a deeper pool in which to relax and keep cool –

Near the end of the video, you’ll observe (as I did) that the bear elevates his nose, sniffing in the air to identify an odor of my presence. At this point, the trail changed direction, and so did I – uphill and away!

Footnote: I didn’t realize it at the time, but, if you turn up the volume on the video – and, the volume on your computer/device – you’ll hear the bear grunt as he detects my scent – yikes!!!

If you like the header-image (above), it’s based on a photograph I took that day while hiking. A larger size is available on prints (and more) in my galleries at Pixels and/or Fine Art America. Thanks for stopping by!

4 thoughts on “ Another Black Bear Video ”

    1. Yes, too close. It was one thing to see the bear going about his business, searching for lunch in the stream, and then relaxing. But, it was something else to see him sniffing out my presence in the air – a strong cue to exit the scene!

  1. Just played this w/the sound up to our 6 yr old grandson – he stopped mid-game on his tablet, watched, and said, “Wow!” when the bear caught wind of you, lol! Those are some powerful mobile creatures, Phil!

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