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9849 Black Bear Pat Haugen copy

This large black bear boar certainly knew where to hang out in the fall, Thornton Creek Fish Hatchery.  All  around him are female salmon from which the eggs have been removed. Even though he was in the midst of all this bounty he continued to chase off any males and females with cubs. He was definitely king. At Thornton it is possible to be quite close to the bears because they are only interested in one thing…eating and they do prefer salmon!