Grizzlies at dawn

 

At dawn and dusk for a few spring weeks, Grizzly Bears come down from the high country to visit marshy lowlands. One might think that they come for the skunk cabbage — apparently not. It seems that the attraction is the water parsnip. The roots of this plant are edible for a short time before it flowers. Grizzlies know this.

Two Grizzly Bears feast on what is likely the fresh roots of the water parsnip. 

A bear stands to sniff the air when it is curious about something. 

Buddies.

 

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6 Responses to Grizzlies at dawn

  1. Christine says:

    I didn’t know they hunted together. Good photo story.

    • Alistair says:

      Christine, grizzly cubs graze together and the sow usually grazes with them. These two may be a sow and last-year’s cub.

  2. Leslie Myles-Sanders says:

    Alistair, please be careful! (Yes, I am sure you know what you are doing, but still!)

  3. Irene McIlwaine. says:

    Many thanks for those super pictures. They look fine healthy specimens .

  4. Peter Mackie says:

    Wonderful pictures Alistair. Where did you see these beautiful bears?

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