Bear Mauling News: Interpreting tracks
Walking along the Potomac River today, I encountered tracks that could have been from a black bear.
Surely there were dogs in the area, but these tracks are sufficiently different. It is the time of year for finalizing the fattening process.
A fisherman had been in the area, fishing for catfish using chicken livers for bait. If that doesn’t attract wildlife, nothing will. The fisherman had left, though I suspect his debris and scent may have remained. Then, along I came.
It was a beautiful fall day, and I felt that I was being watched.
Posted is my evidence along with some references. You be the judge. The prints are fresh. Was a bear in the neighborhood?