Fir Tree Scraped by an American Black Bear in the Cascade Mountains
Bark scraped from a fir trunk by the claws, exposing the inner bark, which shows tooth marks where an American Black Bear (Ursus americanus), scraped the inner bark (phloem) with its teeth in order to get nutrients after coming out of hibernation in spring, along the Iron Goat Trail near Stevens Pass, Mt. Baker – Snoqualmie National Forest, Cascade Mountains, Washington State, USA.
Author: Lee H. Rentz
© 2012 Lee Rentz
Photo size: 0.7 Mpixels (1.91 MB uncompressed) - 667x1000 pixels (2.2x3.3 in / 5.6x8.5 cm at 300 ppi)