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 Post subject: Re: Bears Around the Globe
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:09 pm 
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:eggthumb: Saw this post from the Mod on who has shown up so far today:

GABear Mod mac23gls • 31 minutes ago
In addition to the ones listed at the link Leia posted, we've seen 801 and we think 171 and a couple of un id'd bears (probably sub adult) today.

801 has just left the falls. He is a boar who was 1st seen in 2015 or 2016. Some years he was not seen by the bear mod or not enough times, so not included as being seen that season, but was seen by viewers on the cams. Bear mods record the bears they see over so many weeks per season and must be seen at least 3 times during that period to count. He was also confused with a few other bears in the past and referred to with those numbers and it made it difficult to follow him. But, "Plumbers Butt" is sometimes used as he likes to sit on this rock resulting in this:

Capture by Blair-55, 801 sitting on his favorite rock at the falls. (Be sure to scroll down to see all of 801.)

Gif by Blair-55, 801 standing on the rock at the falls.

Capture by Elanya, Showing a great view of what 801 is standing on and is usually not seen like this, but the water level is low right now.

Capture by Ratna Narayan ( Team 747! ), 171 by the boat.

Capture by Ratna Narayan ( Team 747! ), 171 running off a sub who some are saying is 167. (Also, interesting is the speculation in the recent past is if 167 is a cub from 171's 2016 cubs. I think they are considered adults by the age of 6, but continue to gain in size.)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:53 pm 
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:eggthumb: The 909's could be seen on the LR (Lower River) cam about an hour ago.

Gif by Blair-55, 909 looking for fish with Lil Bean following behind. (And see gif below for follow through.)

Gif by Blair-55, But Lil Bean keeps getting distracted!


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 Post subject: Re: Bears Around the Globe
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:33 pm 
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:eggthumb: Found that 901 was seen this morning. She is speculated to be the daughter of "Electra" (284) from 2016. She is 6 1/2 years old and so far has never been seen with cubs, but that is not unusual at this age.

Capture by Ratna Narayan ( Team 747! ), 901 near the fallen tree this morning.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:25 am 
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Many thanks Swinwk for the great coverage! :10sum:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:29 pm 
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:eggthumb: Thanks so much, Beth! Hoping others will join in soon. Had to leave early last night and am just now getting in at the bear cams today. In the little time I have been in have learned Holly returned during the night without her cub who some called "Jolly". This was anticipated as it would be normal for Jolly to be emancipated this spring. Jolly was the coy injured with porcupine quills in her paw back in 2020 and she limped with that injury and the quills could be seen for a very long time. But by the 2021 season, she had recovered. The mother and daughter team of Holly and Jolly were big fan favorites.

I saw a video where Holly while fishing during the night below the falls had to jump from the rock and up to the top of the falls as a boar came up behind her. It is being reported that boar was 856. Right now Holly is being pursued by 801 "Plumber's Butt" who I have previously shown. Holly is obviously in estrus. She is an older bear right up there with Otis in age.

Also one of the Wayne Brothers is here today. I will try to cover Holly and the Wayne brother later tonight and maybe 856 who I admire very much if he shows more today. If that was him during the night, it was his 1st time on cam this season, although he had been seen by staff or visitors earlier this spring. As far as I know this was the 1st sighting this season of Holly and Wayne Brother.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:25 am 
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:15heartbeat: Did not get to Holly and Wayne Brother, but will circle back to them at another time. It seems the working out of who will be "Top Bear" this season has begun today on 6/24/22. 747 was top bear last season for the 1st time and 856 held that position for about the previous 10 years with the exception of 1 when he was injured and had a very bad limp and made himself scarce.

There was an incident earlier today between 856 and 747 and multiple incidents this evening. There has been no contact between the 2, just 856 letting 747 know that it is he, 856 that is top bear and 747 is not showing any resistance. He is injured and really can't. Once this eve when 856 approached him, 747 dropped his fish in the water that he had been eating and 856 got it and ate it right in front of him.

856 even stopped by the riffles to let Wayne Brother know he is top bear. Again there was no physical contact and the other bears are not showing any resistance. Grazer watched this incident very intently while standing on the fallen tree. She didn't move a muscle, when it was over she took her girls to the other side and went up the hill.

It looks as if 856 barring any injuries will once again take this position, unless some of the other big boars show up and think otherwise. Grazer has returned with her girls and displaced Plumber's Butt (801) from his fishing spot and 856 was in the jacuzzi when I left.

This was the 1st incident much earlier today of 856 telling 747 that it is he, 856 who is "Top Bear"! Very surprising is 856 actually looks heavier than 747. He's always been taller, but not heavier looking. I wonder if 747 used up much of his reserves while in the den and once he was injured in the unwitnessed fight was not able to get around to eat much for awhile. I just don't know...

Video by Jen Schneider, 856 is on the right and is showing 747 he is "Top Bear"! (With bears it is said he who walks away 1st is the winner, but not always.)

This is a gif showing 856 attempting to do a cowboy walk as he left 747 and this happened after 1 of the incidents this evening:

Yes, apparently these embarrassing things happen to bears just as they do with people who get a little full of themselves... :teehee:

And I am not sure who this is already running away from him earlier today as soon as he sees 856 approaching, but 856 decided to make sure he knows he made the right decision to run from him just the same:

Video by Jen Schneider, bear running from 856 on 6/24/22.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:22 am 
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:5val: And here he is leaving the falls around midnight Alaska time. I don't think I have ever seen him look this good!! Healthy and gorgeous!!

Gif by LunaCre Mod, 856 leaving the falls.


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 Post subject: Re: Bears Around the Globe
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:56 pm 
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:10sum: Thanks, gigi! I saw Grazer and her girls running earlier, but haven't been able to find out why. There were fishermen nearby, but they didn't seem to be the cause. The girls were looking back in the opposite direction and it made you think possibly a large boar. Glad to see others posting, they sure are a lot of fun to watch! Here's a video of 747 doing his best "cowboy walk" to show dominance even though he was just displaced by 856 in the jacuzzi! 856 continues to let 747 know he is "Top Bear" once again. More incidents today just as yesterday with no contact.

Video by Jen Schneider, 747 doing the "cowboy walk" as he is leaving the falls and stopping to look over at 856 who has just displaced him in the "J" (from earlier today.)


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Many thanks Swinwk and Gigi!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:28 pm 
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:eggthumb: YW, Beth! This is the 1st time I have seen these girls on the lip this season and it was about an hour ago, after the big boys had settled and were gone for now at least.

Capture by Bluebird, the 909's at the falls to check out the fishing. (Aww...Mom and Lil Bean!)


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