The Bear Whisperer...
..."spanking" a bear hanging out where he's not supposed to!!!
A little aerosol...
...and out he comes...
A little discussion about how bears mark their territory...
Lauren Biggs and Steve Searles...The BearWhisperer!!!
Just another day in Mammoth...
Wow, he is brave! Cool shot of the bear!ReplyDelete
Hope you were using a long lens!ReplyDelete
Tale telling pictures..! nicely captured!ReplyDelete
Great bear sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
Yikes, that's a little too close to home!ReplyDelete
Wow, great capture of that bear!!ReplyDelete
Wow - a bear that close!ReplyDelete
That's a brave guy. I don't imagine Mr. Bear was too happy to leave his cozy spot!ReplyDelete
Steve has been working with the bears for a long time...and knows just how to deal with them. The local bears actually know him and his voice and often respond with just his presence and his speaking to them. One of the biggest benefits of Steve's work here is that he's taught us humans how to deal effectively with the bears. They're not particularly dangerous to us humans...other than they like to climb into cars and homes to forage for food and can do a fair amount of damage. Otherwise, they're not likely to attack a human.ReplyDelete
I was about 20 feet away from the storm pipe when I took Steve's photo...and probably about 40-50 feet away from the bear when he came out...(he went the opposite direction!)
Right now the bears are in the last stages of their fattening up process and starting to look for that perfect spot for a long winter's nap...
Like I said...it's just another day in Mammoth!!!
Wow! Thanks for all the detail...your day in Mammoth is pretty exciting!ReplyDelete
Never a dull day!!!Delete
wow en ekte bjørn ! takk for at du deler Kathryn :-)ReplyDelete
Vi har mange av dem her Dirk!Delete
We've got lot's of them here Dirk!!!
Terrific shots, Chieftess!ReplyDelete
This time of year a bear's likely to be in an amiable mood as it is. That one looks good.
I've seen them in the wild before, and as long as you respect the animal's space, give it plenty of room, and let it know you're around, they don't tend to be a bother.
Some people, however, think nothing of leaving garbage out, and that's when they can be a problem.
Wow. I would not want his job.ReplyDelete
He loves his job!!! He loves our bears!!!Delete
Very interesting! He clearly knows what he's doing. Still, it takes a lot of courage to do that.ReplyDelete
Nice reporting Kathryn!
I agree Pat!!!Delete
I feel sorry for the bear, though I know the Whisperer is keeping bears safe.ReplyDelete
Don't feel sorry for the bear Petrea...he's better off going somewhere else to bed down!!!Delete
Wow, you people in Mammouth Lakes do live on the wild side. All I've done today is do the school run, walked the day and been to the supermarket - nothing even 1% remotely as exciting as spanking a bear!ReplyDelete
Sometimes a school run is more dangerous than the wild side Wandering Wren!!!Delete
NOT a job «Louis» would want! :-)
I dunno << Louis >>!!! Driving around the mountains watching for wildlife...saying hi to the bears on a daily basis...could be fun!!!Delete
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love the bear! gosh, he's so brave!ReplyDelete