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May 21, 2014 03:08 |  #16

I would NOT give it a "bear hug""? don,t think i could reach around it,,,thats a big one 4-sure..
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May 21, 2014 05:07 |  #17

Hey Jeff thats a big boy, he is checking you out. As you say he came out of hibernation that size. Wow.


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May 21, 2014 05:34 |  #18

Dear Pondrader,

Very nice work. It looks like you at least have seen the destroyer of your bird feeders.

I am still waiting for my first glimpse of the one that has been trashing the feeders in my neighborhood. I've seen a bear or two around my neighborhood but never that close and never in that nice of light. Most of my sightings have being in the gloaming when I am returning from work in the late Fall and early Winter.

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May 21, 2014 05:45 |  #19

Thanks Steve, Ron, Dan he had to, I shot him at 200mm lol. I don't think this is the same Bear Tim the seed eater was a bit smaller.

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May 21, 2014 08:47 |  #20

That is one large chubby bear! Looks like it just came from multiple all you can buffets and its using your hydro pole for a toothpick! Great shots Jeff. :)


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May 21, 2014 08:52 |  #21

Grizz wrote in post #16919592 (external link)
That is one large chubby bear! Looks like it just came from multiple all you can buffets and its using your hydro pole for a toothpick! Great shots Jeff. :)

lol you can say that again Craig, Wild Life abound's around me. Isn't it great


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May 21, 2014 12:15 |  #22

Oh my word Jeff, these are incredible. I'm not sure how you kept the camera steady, but you sure did great! I recently watched two cubs playing in our field. They kept running back and forth in front of their Mom...it was so much fun to watch them from a safe distance. I had my German Shepherd and Chocolate Lab on leashes...luckily.


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May 21, 2014 12:57 |  #23

SJC from VT wrote in post #16920113 (external link)
Oh my word Jeff, these are incredible. I'm not sure how you kept the camera steady, but you sure did great! I recently watched two cubs playing in our field. They kept running back and forth in front of their Mom...it was so much fun to watch them from a safe distance. I had my German Shepherd and Chocolate Lab on leashes...luckily.

See now I new there was a reason I liked you Sandy!! My wife and I Bred Labs for 18 year's.....That's were Pondrader come's from. Our registered Kennel name! Specializing in Chocolate. The bear was a big fella, I was about to take my Grand daughter to Guides and he was right there so I stayed home to shoot and my wife drove her.
He was so big he made me just a bit nerves, he did thing's on his time not anyone else's. normally bears will spook if you make a noise but this one didn't even look at you. he came and went as he pleased and I just shot what I could.


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May 22, 2014 08:59 |  #24

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See now I new there was a reason I liked you Sandy!! My wife and I Bred Labs for 18 year's.....That's were Pondrader come's from. Our registered Kennel name! Specializing in Chocolate. The bear was a big fella, I was about to take my Grand daughter to Guides and he was right there so I stayed home to shoot and my wife drove her.
He was so big he made me just a bit nerves, he did thing's on his time not anyone else's. normally bears will spook if you make a noise but this one didn't even look at you. he came and went as he pleased and I just shot what I could.

I always wondered where that name came from. My husband lets our lab be a lap-dog, but not me! It's always fun when someone comes to the door when you have two big dogs...one wants attention, the other one...not so much!


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May 22, 2014 11:32 |  #25

Dang... And this is still in May! Black bear around here are still looking kind of puny from winter. Would love to see him after he puts on some weight :lol:.

Great images of a great looking bear!

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May 22, 2014 11:43 as a reply to  @ post 16918886 |  #26

What a monster Jeff!
I think I might stay inside for a while, and be sure to pre-order a new pole to be installed :) Your last 2 images might lead one to believe he took the whole pole down!
He sure is a good lookin' bruin though....quite healthy. You haven't changed colognes lately have you?


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May 22, 2014 12:25 |  #27

SJC from VT wrote in post #16920113 (external link)
Oh my word Jeff, these are incredible. I'm not sure how you kept the camera steady, but you sure did great! I recently watched two cubs playing in our field. They kept running back and forth in front of their Mom...it was so much fun to watch them from a safe distance. I had my German Shepherd and Chocolate Lab on leashes...luckily.

There was a time Sandy when I had 8 Dogs all well behaved and living together with three litter's!! ..so I had 27 dogs all together.?? Now I have NO pets at all. except for the grand kids. lol


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May 22, 2014 12:26 |  #28

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Dang... And this is still in May! Black bear around here are still looking kind of puny from winter. Would love to see him after he puts on some weight :lol:.

Great images of a great looking bear!

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Thats my point exactly!! how big is he gona be come October??


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May 22, 2014 12:37 |  #29

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What a monster Jeff!
I think I might stay inside for a while, and be sure to pre-order a new pole to be installed :) Your last 2 images might lead one to believe he took the whole pole down!
He sure is a good lookin' bruin though....quite healthy. You haven't changed colognes lately have you?

He is one good looking bear, He never made strange or anything but I still stayed out of his comfort zone by a big margin. He did nothing to warrant it but its the first time I have been nervous of a bear....He was just so heavy he could brake down anything in his path. I guess I'll get a longer lens for Grizzly's lol


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May 22, 2014 18:41 |  #30

What a beast.



  
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