We had a disappointed little bear when he figured out we did not leave food out for him to eat. This is our first persistent bear of the season. He looks to be a yearling. I am guessing around 75 lbs. It is that time of the year when they start passing through camp trying to find food and a place to call home. He is going to be unhappy with the accommodations we have to offer on LeConte. They are not very bear friendly. Between starting this blog early this morning and sitting to finish now, we have caught the little guy in our bear trap the Park Service gave us. He is currently deciding that his room at LeConte is a little cramped. He will soon find out the services we have to offer. A Park Service biologist is on his way up the mountain to give this bear a not so friendly welcome. We hope the bear has such a traumatic experience he will tell his friends that LeConte Lodge is not the most hospitable lodge around. I will keep you posted on the events of the day. We hope to give him a not so friendly send off and hope this bear stays wild.
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