I made a mistake last night about who invited who into a den.
Last night’s video was taken the year Honey invited herself into Lucky’s den in 2011.
I remembered when Honey invited little Lucky into her rock den in 2008 as is shown in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJTuxcCUlYE I could hardly believe what I was seeing in 2008. Honey had chased Lucky all summer, chasing him up trees like she wanted nothing to do with him. Then when I was lucky enough to be standing where I could hear and see everything, Honey made friendly vocalizations to Lucky as he passed by. Lucky partially understood and approached her. She was insistent. After several minutes of indecision that included Lucky slapping the ground near Honey, he said okay and squeezed in past her to spend the winter sharing her warmth snuggled behind her.
We have already corrected it for posterity on the update that went out last night.
Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Wildlife Research Institute
145 West Conan Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731 USA