Monday, June 25, 2012

Bear trapping

At the end of May we got to tag along on a day of bear trapping for a study that I am collaborating on. This bear needed to be moved because it was getting in someone's yard but it was also close to our study area, so we could GPS collar it.

It was a pretty amazing experience seeing this guy up close and personal. We put the collar on him, tagged his ears, gave him a tattoo and took a tooth for an age sample and then released him in a nearby conservation area with the hopes that he won't go back and get into trouble.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! What an amazing job you've got! Beats sitting at a desk all day writing about long-dead poets... :-)