Ive tracked bears in Manitoba and Nova Scotia, and in The Himalayas, just as they were feeding up.
I am amazed how these large animals feed, considering their paws are not exactly perfect for picking small berries and grain.
In the Himalayas, whilst looking for the mythical Yeti, I was able to track the Himalayan Black Bear.
During the harvest, bears live cheek-by jowl with the locals, knowing that the millet fields are brimming with nutricious food.
It was in these fields that I noticed the bears, grabbed clumps of the millet, in a crossed arm-type motion, and then having locked the stalks in, dragged the heads through its mouth. At first it looks in-efficient, but it does get a large percentage of the grain. The other motion was, simply to stand on the stalks and pick the grain off with precision.
I am fascinated by natures clock, and how animals like the bears have got so good at getting food from their surroundings, just in time.