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DJ Rankowsky of Northwest Montana was lucky enough to put his game cam in exactly the right place to catch a black bear knocking down a tree.
The tree was dead and rotted, but the bear still makes quick work of it.
Must be something in there that he wants, right?
So the question is: why? Why go through the trouble of knocking down a tree?
The answer is likely food-related. While black bears are foragers and largely consume vegetation for survival, they also like ants, grubs, bees and other insects. And, of course, honey.
There certainly could be a bee hive in there. Fun fact: once the hive is breached, the bear will gather the honeycomb with its paws and eat it despite the stings. Bears will even gnaw through trees if the hives are deeply set.
But the answer is most likely more mundane than honey. He’s probably just looking for bugs.
Hey, we all gotta eat.