A new video of a grizzly bear charging a trail camera is a great example of how much of a presence these predators are. The video, taken from a camera in Canada’s Yukon territory, shows the bear rubbing its back against a tree then charging right towards the camera.
The clip was taken in early August, but it’s making its rounds on the internet now.
“Look at those claws!” The person who runs the Yukon Wildlife Cams Facebook group wrote. “A grizzly bear runs toward the camera in slow motion after marking a tree in early August.”
Grizzly bears rub against trees to mark their scent on them. According to Yahoo!, experts believe its a way for grizzly bears to communicate with each other. Male bears seem to mark their scent on trees when in search of mates The video is a truly fascinating look at nature when there are no humans around.
This video is definitely far more peaceful than another trail cam video that shows a grizzly bear literally attacking the camera after getting released back into the wild. It’s incredible how fast these creatures can run for their size. While it may look from a distance like they can only saunter along, grizzly bears can run up to 35 miles per hour.
Grizzly Bears are Currently Preparing for Hibernation Season
Hibernation season is coming up soon, and all bears are currently preparing. Black bears are consuming around 20,000 calories a day. During these months more than ever, it’s important to have precautionary measures in place if you live in a region heavily populated by the creatures.
During the season where bears stock up for winter, they can seem a bit more aggressive and exploratory. This is often when they start wreaking havoc on local trash cans. Lots of states have plenty of recourses for their residents about bear safety. For instance, if you’re in colorado you can check out the “Be Bear Aware” program.
Try to keep food sources away and out of reach from bears. Even try and secure your trash at night to keep them at bay. Keeping bears away from your home is what’s best for both you and the bears. Also? Make sure you’re keeping your car doors closed and locked while in bear country. There’s been a surprising amount of grizzly bears getting trapped in cars lately.
Regardless of the season, bears are always best left alone. For any outdoorsman, it’s important to exercise extreme caution while in bear country. There are lots of important tips and tricks to learn before heading out on your next hike. Bears are incredible creatures that play very important parts in our ecosystem, but as most trail cam footage can attest to, they aren’t to be messed with.