All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Black Bear </strong>
<em>Ursus americanus</em>
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
August 2009

We came across this bear while hiking on the Grotto Falls trail in the Smokies. It tore open a decayed log looking for grubs, termites, and ant...
Black Bear
Ursus americanus
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
August 2009

We came across this bear while hiking on the Grotto Falls trail in the Smokies. It tore open a decayed log looking for grubs, termites, and ants. Bears are omnivores, they will eat a variety of foods. One food the rangers don't want them eating is human food, which they may get from picnic areas, campgrounds or garbage cans. There is a saying, "A fed bear is a dead bear," if they become habituated to human food, they become dangerous.

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