Game camera images from the Chrisman/Wiley property up the North Fork revealed what appears to be a new, previously unidentified bear species. The game camera is focused on a bear rub tree that has been regularly used by both black bears and grizzly bears.
The new bear species, tentatively referred to as Ursus Uprightus, reinforces the concept that there are still new species to discover, and that our woods are truly inhabited. As Mulder and Scully would say, The Truth is Out There.
All kidding aside, thanks to Mark and Margaret Heaphy and the North Fork Patrol for their diligence in checking on enrolled properties up and down the North Fork. The Patrol was critical last fall in a major theft involving a raft and trailer. We appreciate all the North Fork Patrol members and their service!