Ken mentioned a couple days ago he had seen a bear print on the road to the field. Today while he was getting things in order for the chickens and geese after we had moved them, I went out to the field to open up the tunnel. On the way I was noticing the many deer tracks, and then I saw this!
Both Ken and I think it is a bear print. This is something to watch. Bears often destroy bee hives. Most people think bears want the honey, but the bears are after the brood - that is the young bees in the embryo or larva stage. Bears often turn over stumps and rocks looking for grubs. Imagine what a treat to find a big box full of food - whether it is a bird feeder full of seed or a bee hive with brood! Our hives are inside a fence in the yard with many tin cans attached so any disturbance will alert the dog who will alert us.