I may look like I'm having deep thoughts, but 99% of the time, I'm thinking about what I'm going to eat later...
When spring arrives and the snow begins to melt, bears start to reappear after months of deep sleep. When bears emerge from their dens, understandably hungry, they immediately begin to search for food. And there is plenty to eat. Receding snow reveals vegetation rich in nutrients. Winter kill - deer, elk, moose or anything else that may fancy a bear’s taste buds, are easy pickings. It’s an important time of the year for a bear as it begins the process of nourishing itself, continually gorging on food throughout the year in preparation for hibernation in the fall.
Image: A brown bear staring intently while resting on a log. The growling noise may be stomach related. /J. Ehrlenbach
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