Ted’s Paws, RC, Jewel, Radio Broadcast at 7:30 PM CDT - UPDATE May 22, 2019

The photos are of Ted’s back paws on April 23 and May 14. April 23 shows bits of the old foot pads. May 14 shows only the new foot pads. It is no wonder that photographer Jim Stroner spoke about Ted walking faster than usual a few days ago and that Sharon was talking about Ted taking an extra long walkabout yesterday or the day before. I’m glad to see his foot pads smooth and comfortable.

Ted's back paws - 5-14-19Ted's back paws - 5-14-19 Ted hind paws - 4-23-19Ted hind paws - 4-23-19

Herring gull 8&4Herring gull 8&4RC and her yearlings are still together. Jewel split with her male yearling on Thursday, May 16 at 1:30 PM but is still with her two daughters. Family breakup occurs in many ways, as I’ll publish someday.

Hungry gulls, woodchucks, and bears looked comfortable out the window today in the drizzly rain at 46°F. The gull is 8&4, named for the dots on his yellow iris at 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock. He looks in the window and pecks incessantly until a person gets up and goes for bologna. I can say I’m well trained.

I got a call from columnist Dennis Anderson, host of the radio program Great Outdoors on AM 1500 SKOR North, saying he will give me a call this evening at about 7:35 PM Bear Time (CDT) to chit chat a bit about bears, etc. He said people can hear it online at https://live.1500espn.com/listen/. Great Outdoors runs from 7 to 8 PM.

Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center