Archive for November, 2011

Reclining Grizzly Bear Photo

Posted in Cheetah on November 8, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

grizzly photoA closer photo of Cheetah as she wakes up from her nap.  She has sleepy eyes, and mud on her face from a brief altercation in the creek bed with a curious, young male bear.  Unlike with the male bear, Cheetah had no problem getting very close to us humans.  She had walked right up to us earlier, and then later settled down near us to take a nap in the grass.

Cheetah has spent much of her life around bear viewing tourists and has become comfortable with their presence.  She is quite respectful when approaching people, and will immediately halt and veer away if you tell her “that’s close enough” or “no”.  I’m still trying to figure out how to tell her “don’t come any closer, but don’t run off either!”

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Grizzly Bear Viewing

Posted in Cheetah, Grizzly bears and people with tags , , , , on November 8, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

brown bear viewingMy husband John and I settle down in the grass to rest with our favorite grizzly bear “Cheetah” after she chose to approach us closely.

Grizzly Bear and Wolf Tracks

Posted in Alaska animals with tags , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

grizzly bear tracksA healthy Alaskan ecosystem will reveal the tracks of predators.  Here, grizzly tracks are bordered in fresh wolf prints.  The wolf population has been growing on the coast of Katmai National Park.  The wolves use the beach as a highway and they trek the coastline during the few hours of summer darkness.

Bears and wolves compete for food sources.  During this past summer, guides witnessed wolves fishing for salmon alongside the grizzly bears on the Katmai coast.