Cold Morning Bear Crossing

While walking down a road at Pungo one morning I found a small black bear. In this particular area this was the only standing corn field. So every evening the bear, deer & waterfowl come to this field to feed. The farmers had cut down an area of the corn each side of the canals, that's how I spotted this bear. Once I believed he was making his way out of the field, I set up and waited for him to come close enough to photograph.

When he got close he caught our wind. He stood up for a couple seconds smelling the air and then moved further down the road so he could cross.

_30A1798.jpg

On this morning the temperature was in the low 20's, so all the canals were frozen over & there was a heavy frost. He slowly entered and then jumped to cross quickly.

Here is the sequence of images I photographed once he entered the road.