October 31, 2007

Bigfoot or Bear?

This photo sequence comes from Pennsylvania, a long way from my Colorado home, but it is intriguing. The first photo is startling. Has the "creature" morphed into a bear between #1 and #3? Or was there a switch? And what is the square thing sticking up in the #3, blocking the tip of the bear cub's nose? Was it just two bears (or adult and two cubs) all along?

Could it be a mangy bear, like Terrier Man's weird mangy woodchuck?

More fun with motion-activated cameras!

UPDATE: Maybe it was indeed a mangy bear.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps they're adolescent bears? Most large animals go through a weird long-leggedy stage even if they wind up built blocky as adults. The cubs could just be half-crouching enough to make their proportions seem different in the last shot?

Chas S. Clifton said...

The blocky black thing in the first two photos does not look at all like a bear cub when you enlarge the photos. I do not know what it is.

Camera Trap Codger said...

The blocky thing looks like a Pelican camera case--one of the larger models, maybe. I think I'd get pretty excited if I found that long legged hairy thing on one of my own camera traps. But on anyone else's camera I'm a skeptic.

Reid Farmer said...

And that was a chupacabra Patrick caught. Don't try to deny it