Dan Zadra, David Lewis, and Lyle Willmarth all work with Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Many big thanks to these men for sharing their wisdom with me!
Dan is a Wildlife/Property Technician who used to be a hunting guide. Dave works seasonally and part-time with CPW, and Lyle is full-time veteran with over 25 years under this belt.
In this episode we talk about:
- black bear behaviour compared to cougar (mountain lion) behaviour
- why bears scavenge and under what conditions, including hypophagia
- what bears prefer in scavenged food sources
- if bears scatter or travel with scavenged remains
*Note: When Dan talks about bears dragging a carcass to cover, it is more during the warmer months, when the hot sun beating down on them would make an otherwise fine dining experience very unpleasant!
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