Largest Bears Use Small Streams To Fatten Up On Salmon

It’s a familiar scene to anyone who’s watched footage of brown bears catching sockeye salmon in Alaska: They’re standing knee-deep in a rushing river, usually near a waterfall, and grabbing passing fish with their paws or jaws.

But a new study published in the journal Conservation Letters reveals a different picture of how and when bears eat salmon. Most of these bears are dipping into small streams to capture their iconic prey.

LINK (via: Eureka Alert)

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