Gexx in Knoxville

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BEARS!!!

Posted by Gexx on August 15, 2009

Wow!  So there are A PILE of bears out where I’m working!!  There are two Mama Bears, and the cubs are still small.  Then there are the juviniles from last year’s litters!  So this morning, M and I hike to the site, cross the stream, and then put on our boots.  If we had had sat 5 meters away, we would have been trampled to death by a faun and two does speeding by!  After we put on the boots, I spot a HUGE pile of bear scat.  It was eating cherries.  Lots and lots of cherries.  We hike the rest of the way to the site and go to the last unit we worked on, where I left my shovel, shaker-screen, and a black 5 gallon unused paintbucket.  The shovel was point-side-up, so it had been moved.  The bucket, though, had two punctures about 4 inches away from each other as well as some scratchy sections.  Nearby, we find another pile of bear scat, also full of cherries.  This one looks like the bear had the runs, though, maybe because s/he was eating only cherries.  Anyway, I guess we’ll figure out soon how bears handle ammunition cases, my preferred field case.

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