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

We came across this young black bear as we hiked on the Trillium Gap trail. Some people hiking behind us nearly knocked us down as they ran from it. Even though it may be frightening to come across a bear, the worst thing you can do is run, it could tr...
We came across this young black bear as we hiked on the Trillium Gap trail. Some people hiking behind us nearly knocked us down as they ran from it. Even though it may be frightening to come across a bear, the worst thing you can do is run, it could trigger an attack response and they can run a LOT faster than you can! This bear mostly ignored all the commotion of the hikers who had gathered to watch it as it ate ferns and ripped open a decayed log searching for grubs and other insects.

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