Walter Gulitus didn’t have a zoom lens on his trail camera, but it sure looks like it. This bear apparently was so curious about Gulitus’ trail camera that he wanted a close-up look and even wanted to see what was inside.
The bear didn’t damage the camera - aside from a nose print on the lens, and instead left Gulitus with a one-of-a-kind image. The photo was taken last October in Mountain Top, and while it’s likely that the bear has been spending the last few months in its den, not all bruins have been hiding out from the frigid weather.
A reader recently emailed photos of bear tracks he found in the snow in his backyard last week when the temperatures plunged to the minus mark.
Capture anything interesting on your hand-held or trail camera? A nice buck, bear, coyote or any other wildlife? We’d love to see it. Each week, we’ll run photos from a reader’s trail camera on the Sunday Outdoors page. Email your photo, along with date and area it was taken (township is fine), and any other details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Tom Venesky