Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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.