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This wiki page can be used to document individual bears and family groups that were observed during the 2017 season but were unidentified at the time.  In the future, if an identification is determined we can easily access the information located here and transfer it to a new page created for that bear.  



Boar with Deformed / Scarred Nostrils & Left Shoulder Scar:

October 2018:

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2018.10.07:

2018.10.02

2018.10.02:

September 2018:

2018.09.30: Cam viewer Birgitt captured a video of a boar above Brooks Falls very late in the evening, just before the cams went dark for the night. A deformed nose can be seen as well as a left shoulder scar.

September 2017

2017.09.13:  Cam viewer (RiverPA) and park visitor (Lee) captured these photo of a boar above Brooks Falls with deformed / scarred nostrils and a left shoulder scar:  Photo #1 and Photo #2 .  

September 2016:

2016.09.26:  Cam viewer Brenda D captured this video from the Brooks Falls cam of a boar with what appears to be the same left shoulder scar:

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09.26.2016 - Name that Bear video by Brenda D

September 2014:

2014.09.30:  Cam viewer, Janie Pooh captured this video of a bear with what appears to be the same left shoulder scar:  BeckyT-GA captured these snapshots of the 2014 bear with the left shoulder scar:  Snapshot #1,  Snapshot #2, and Snapshot #3  :

One Eared Bear, July 18, 2017:

On July 18, 2017 a bear with one ear was observed at the falls. July 18, 2017 snapshots (#1 & #2by RavensClaw :

In 2015 a bear identified by the rangers as bear 603 in some ways resembles this 2017 one eared bear.  Here is one 2015 season NPS photo of the bear identified as 603 in 2015 for comparison .:

Sow with Single Cub:  Turned out to be 803 with her yearling

A sow with a single cub, possibly a yearling or older, was observed a few times by cam viewers.  

July 2017:

2017.07.19:

Melissa Freels captued this video of the sow with single cub on July 19, 2017:

Sow and Single Cub, July 19, 2017 video by Melissa Freels

Sow and Single Cub, July 19, 2017 video by Melissa Freels

2017.07.31:

Melissa Freels captured this footage of the sow with a single cub and the 128 Grazer family group (3 yearlings) on July 31, 2017 in this video :

Sow & Single Cub the 128 Grazer Gang, July 31, 2017 by Melissa Freels

Sow & Single Cub the 128 Grazer Gang, July 31, 2017 by Melissa Freels

August 2017:

2017.08.01:

Brenda D captured the sow with single cub in her August 1, 2017 video :

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08.01.2017 - Mama and Single Cub at the Falls video by Brenda D

22:52:  The sow and single cub can be seen at the 13:17 mark into this video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA):

Aug 01 2017 Brooks River video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

Aug 01 2017 Brooks River video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

Who? Long Bodied Bear, Late July to mid-August , 2017

2017.late July to mid-August:

On 5/15/2020 JG shared a photo of a long bodied bear in chat. The photo was take between late July to mid-August, 2017. JG commented: "I wish I was ready to record this other bear in 2017 which is the strangest unknown bear I've seen in 4 seasons watching. Oddly long body and moving at a 480 pace." JG shared this photo.

Who - Unidentified Bears October 24, 2017:

October 2017:

2017.10.24: 

Video by Erum Chad (aka Erie):

Unknown bear Riffles cam Brooks falls Katmai 2017 10 24 22 57 11 975 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

Unknown bear Riffles cam Brooks falls Katmai 2017 10 24 22 57 11 975 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

Video by Brenda D:

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10.24.2017 - IDK on Bank at the Riffles video by Brenda D

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