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293 LONG NECK PIC 2014.10.08 NPS PHOTO ZOOM

293 Long Neck 10/08/2014 NPS photo (zoom)

Adult Male  (Mature adult male per Ranger Mike 10/28/2014)

Year First Identified:  Unknown to cam viewers (requested from rangers)

Offspring Of:  Not known at this time

Darting Attempts:  There were no known darting attempts (successful or unsuccessful) in 2016 or 2017 by Ranger Michael Saxton for the genetics study.


293 Long Neck has not been included in editions of the Bears of Brooks River books as of the 2018 edition.  We have requested additional information and photos from the rangers.



Identification:

293 Long Neck is an adult male bear with a very long neck.  293 is a lesser known bear to the park; he is not well known by Ranger Mike or other NPS staff.  (See snip of comment by Ranger Mike in the 2014 section of Life History below).

Additional information about 293 has been requested from the rangers.

Distinctive Behaviors:

293 Long Neck has been observed fishing below Brooks Falls, in the riffles, and in the lower Brooks River.  Other distinctive behaviors of 293 Long Neck are not known to us.  We have requested additional information about him from the rangers.

Life History:

2014:

293 Long Neck was observed at Brooks Camp on October 8, 2014 as evidenced by this NPS photo taken of him :

On November 10, 2014  293 Long Neck was observed on the lower river cam:

On November 13, 2014, Ranger Mike  observed 293 Long Neck on the lower river cam and captured this photo :

293 Long Neck was observed by cam viewers in mid-November 2014 (see Ranger Mike's 11/9/2016 comment in above photo).

2015:

2015 information on 293 Long Neck is not known to cam viewers.  Additional information has been requested from the rangers.

2016:

293 Long Neck is not listed on the 2016 Bears Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions List .

2017:

293 Long Neck is not listed on the unofficial July 2017 Bears Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions List or the unofficial Fall 2017 Bears Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions List .  

2018:

2018 information on 293 Long Neck is not known to cam viewers.  Additional information has been requested from the rangers.

2019:

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