Friday, December 2, 2011

Florida Black Bear

We had a visit from a black bear that we haven't seen before. He was a big guy, maybe 500 lbs?

It can be hard to tell in a picture how big a bear is. One way to get an idea is to look at their ears because they don't change size significantly over their lifetime. If their ears look big compared to their body, the bear is probably small and young. In this case, the ears look small compared to his body.

For more bear pictures, please see these bear cubs from this summer or the chapter on bears from The Lightning Forest.

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