Friday, January 04, 2008

An aware brown bear!

August, 2007
This very young brown bear has come down to a salmon stream here on Chichagof Island to fish, but is obviously very wary. He continually looks over his shoulder nervously, not at us in our little inflatable boat, but towards the forest lining the stream.

Suddenly he is off and running trying to get out of the stream!

And he doesn't stop there. At full speed he runs along the beach and into the dense undergrowth, disappearing from sight. What has made our little bear take off like this?