Grizzly Bear Opens a Clam

grizzly bear photosThis grizzly bear female is delicately prying open a clam using her nails.  Grizzly bears have different techniques for opening clam shells.  Some crush the entire clam in their mouths, then spit out the shells (which reminds me of how humans eat sunflower seeds with the shell on).  Other bears eat the whole clam shell.  Others will twist apart the top shell from the bottom shell using the palm of their front paw.

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