Young black bear tangles with strangely unresponsive buck

In Paula and Troy Scott’s latest trail camera experiment, they positioned an infrared video camera at the intersection of a couple of trails in Plummer’s Hollow and stationed a deer-shaped archery target as a decoy for whatever might come along. I think they were hoping for footage of bucks attempting to spar with it, but instead they got three, 30-second videos of a young black bear having his way with it.

Black bears often attack things that people leave behind in the woods, such as hunters’ blinds and large pieces of trash.


About Dave Bonta

I'm the author of several books of poetry, including Ice Mountain: An Elegy, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my long-running literary blog Via Negativa, where I'm currently creating erasure poems from every entry of the Diary of Samuel Pepys. I'm also the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a blog showcasing the best poetry videos on the web.

Posted on November 22, 2010, in black bear, hunters and hunting, Videos. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Is it attacking or just exploring? Anyhoo, something sure does make its ears itch.

  2. Fascinating to watch. Thanks for sharing this!

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