Saturday, 13 December 2008

Brown Bear Faeces

This photo shows the freshly deposited faeces of Brown Bear Ursus arctos found in the Bieszczady Mountains, Poland, in November 2008. Note my size 44 (11 UK) boot for comparison. This dropping was rather pale and upon close inspection was found to contain much seed and grain. Bear droppings often contain undigested vegetable matter remains. This bear had been eating feed that hunters had placed out for Red Deer and Wild Boar. Bears that have fed upon berries or flesh produce much darker droppings than this.

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