Duchess of Weaselskin
August is here and so are the bears out and about hunting for calories to build up their body fat for their Winter hibernation. The photo on the left is a recent visitor we had Monday evening, around 6:30p.m., 27 August 2012.
This photo on the right is a young bear visitor we had 21st August 2012. Monday's bear was one BIG Bear! I don't think I will be messing with them any time soon. Just maybe stay out of their path and NOT share any of my dog food with them.
During the August months you might find bears building up their body fat through the large calories that can be found in August with the Viburnum berries, dogwood berries, wild plums, hawthorn berries, mountain-ash berries, and hazelnuts (their favorite) ripen.
In September Acorns ripen. Berries and hazelnuts become scarce. Where acorns are abundant, bears feed and fatten on them. Other bears begin losing weight. Cubs stop nursing. Bears begin to become lethargic (sluggish) and some enter dens to begin hibernation. Others hibernate around October. When a hibernating animal does not have enough fat for the winter, the body will use virtually anything as a food source, even embryos.
Good Night & Good Luck!
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