BUT, I really wanted to share with those of you who faithfully read my blog that we caught TWO bears this week! Two! We caught one Monday morning:
|#137 70lb male yearling|
The next bear we caught Thursday morning, so I came down to St. Simons dirty and covered in bear smell...but I don't care. Her workup also went off without a hitch, particularly since we carried her to the porch of the abandoned cabin that was right next to the trap site. Casey was in charge of this workup, and she walked me through how everything works. She even let me do one of the ear tags (Yay!)!
|115 lb female (estimated 2yrs old)|
You know, the ticks are gross, dirt is gross, it sucks to get stuck in the mud in a 2 wheel drive truck, the mosquitoes are annoying, and it's hot. But mornings like this when we get a call from Hooker to come to a site, or evenings when we sit looking at Google Earth and bear movement...these moments make all of the bugs and mud worth it.