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forestgnome
05-05-2009, 05:52 PM
2alsces and I have met a few times out on the Kanc recently while stalking moose. Sunday, she spotted a bear. I never would have seen him. Thanks!

He was working an old log for insects...

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Here's a big healthy bull...

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some spring wildflowers, shot with the telephoto because one of my cameras is in the shop (the one I use for closeup and scenic)

trilliums...

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trailling arbutus...

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This yearling bull is in trouble. F@G explained that he has lost too much weight, causing his eyes to look like this. I hope he makes it. I'll be keeping an eye on him as much as I can.

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I hope he makes it. He has the biggest bell I've ever seen on a yearling.

happy trails :)

mtruman
05-05-2009, 06:10 PM
Great shots as always Patrick. Having to use the telephoto for the flower close-ups didn't seem to hurt anything. Beautiful images of the trilliums in particular. Out of curiosity, where did you spot the bear?

Steve M
05-05-2009, 07:03 PM
awesome pics Patrick. The last Moose looks like he is in a trance.

CHRIS
05-05-2009, 07:32 PM
Fantastic pictures as usual Patrick. I really hope the yearling gets better. Please keep us informed if you don't mind. Thanks for posting

Brad
05-05-2009, 09:22 PM
Boy that last fellow looks sad.

Bretton Woods Brat
05-08-2009, 06:16 AM
Great shots Patrick! Heading up this weekend to hike and fish, thanks for the boost! :D

forestgnome
05-08-2009, 06:35 AM
Thanks, all.

The bear was about 100' into the woods kinda near Sabbaday Brook.

The yearling bull is still with us. I saw him last night. I quickly leave him alone now. I just spot him to see if he's still alive and scoot out of there.

I spent about 15 minutes manuevering to a place to take the pics. It was third time I saw him. I sat on a nice patch of dry grass about 20' away while he watched me and drank. I knew he didn't look too healthy so I slowly left without scaring him away from the lick. I assume he just has to gain weight to recover and survive.

Charlie
05-08-2009, 07:39 AM
very nice
do they stay around the same area most of there life

crudio
05-08-2009, 10:20 AM
Gorgeous shots, Patrick! Can't wait for next weekend!

Brad
05-08-2009, 01:18 PM
Will Big Daddy let me pet him?