Watch a bear scale a power transmission tower and raid a ravens’ nest
To the Wood Buffalo National Park in north eastern Alberta, Canada, where a bear is climbing a power transmission tower to raid a ravens’ nest.
Linda Powell of Greensboro, North Carolina, explains:
“We were in a clearcut, where there were actually power lines and towers and I had noticed earlier there were nests at the top of them. I was sitting there and glanced over and happened to see a black bear on its hind legs at the base of the tower and my first thought that went through my mind was: that bear’s gonna climb the tower but I didn’t really think that it would.”
“Over the next few minutes we watched him very skillfully climb the tower while the ravens were diving at him pecking at him, squawking, trying to do everything they could to discourage him, and he just climbed right to the top.”