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909, July 2018 NPS photo from the 2019 Bear Book (zoom)

Adult Female in 2021

Year First Identified: 2018 as an independent 2.5 year-old subadult, 2016 year of birth

Known Offspring Of: There is speculation in the 2018 bear monitoring notes that 909 is the blonder female offspring of 409 Beadnose's 2016 litter , however there is no way to really confirm the link between subadults to the mother and siblings without DNA results.

Known Litters of Cubs: 1 ( 2021 2 spring cubs, lost 1 cub in late June, 2021)

Genetics Study Samples Obtained: There were no known genetics study samples obtained from 909 by Ranger Michael Saxton from 2016 through 2019. We are awaiting information from Ranger Saxton / NPS staff.


Contents

Identification:

909 is a small subadult female. She has large blonde flopped over ears. She was often seen with sibling 910. 909 is a suspected offspring of 409 Beadnose. As of 2021, 909 is considered an adult.

Distinctive Behaviors:

909 seems to have developed a “dash-and-grab” technique for fishing. 909 fished along the entire stretch of the river. In 2020, 909 was frequently seen fishing the lip at Brooks Falls.

Life History:

2016: Spring Cub with 409 Beadnose & Female Littermate (910 )

June 2016:

2016.06.18 (Not June 6, 2018, cams not live that early in the season): 409 Beadnose and her two spring cubs (909 & 910) make their live cam debut in this video by Mickey Williams.:

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Katmai National Park and Explore Mom & 2 COYs on spit road AM 6-18-16 (NOT JUNE 6, 2016 CAMS NOT LIVE THAT EARLY IN SEASON) by Mickey Williams-0

2016.06.20: 409 Beadnose with her two spring cubs (909 & 910) forage on Spit Road video by Mickey Williams. For 409, it looks like the foraging was for food; in the case of the little 409 offspring it looks like they were taking turns foraging for mooring ropes for boats.

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409 Beadnose and COYs forage on spit rd. 6-20-16 Katmai National Park and Explore bu Mickey Williams-0

2016.06.23: 409 Beadnose nursing her 2 spring cubs (9009 & 910) video by Martina.:

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409 Beadnose nursing her cubs LR 2016-6-23 Explore org LR Cam by Martina-0

A closer look at 409 Beadnose and her two spring cubs (909 & 910) near the floating bridge, video by Mickey Williams.:

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12;25am 6-23-16 Part 1 Beadnose 409 and cubs Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams-1

2016.06.27: 409 Beadnose with her 2 spring cubs (909 & 910) take a swim across the river in this video by Mickey Williams. When 409 Beadnose won't permit the COY to hitch a ride on her back, the COY take off on their own.

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2;20pm 6-27-16 409 Beadnoseand cubs swm across river Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

July 2016:

2016.07.07: When mother bears collide video by Mike Fitz. "When two mother bears encounter one another how will they react? This is footage of 128 Grazer and cubs encounter 409 Beadnose and cubs on July 7, 2016 at Brooks River in Katmai National Park Alaska. Note how the bears stand their ground, but avoid an actual fight. Bears attempt to avoid fights far more often than they engage in them. Please read my breakdown of the interaction at Wandering At Large blog: When Mother Bears Collide .":

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When Mother Bears Collide July 7, 2016 by Mike Fitz-1

2016.07.15: 409 Beadnose with her 2 spring cubs (909 & 910) on the lower river video by st mango.:

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409 plus 2 cubs LR 2016 07 15 10 30 am approx by st mango-1

2016.07.19: Truman Everts captured this photograph of 409 Beadnose with her 2 spring cubs at 15:41 (p 02/02/2020 07:58 ). Truman Everts captured this photograph of 409 Beadnose's two spring cubs (909 & 910, 1 cub standing on hind legs) at 20:07 (p 02/02/2020 08:05 ). Truman Everts captured this photograph of 409 Beadnose's two spring cubs (909 & 910) at 20:07 (p 02/02/2020 08:13 ).:

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2016.07.21: 409 Beadnose with her 2 spring cubs (909 & 910) at 10:51 photograph by Truman Everts (p 02/02/2020 07:39 ). 409 Beadnose with her 2 spring cubs (909 & 910) at 10:53 photograph by Truman Everts (p 02/02/2020 09:07 ). 409 Beadnose with her 2 spring cubs (909 & 910) at 10:53 photograph by Truman Everts (p 02/02/2020 09:23 ).:

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September 2016:

2016.09.06: Melissa Freels captured this video of 409 Beadnose and her 2 spring cubs (909 & 910) close-up on the grassy point.:

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409 Beadnose and Cubs - Up Close! September 6, 2016 by Melissa Freels-1

Park visitor, Ronald Woan captured approximately 60 photographs of 409 Beadnose and her two spring cubs on September 6, 2016, his 2nd day at Brooks Camp. Click here for the first photograph and then click the right arrow to view more of his photographs.

Ratna Narayan captured this video of 409 Beadnose and her 2 spring cubs (909 & 910):

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Beady and her beads P5 best cub rolling video ever September 6, 2016 by Ratna Narayan-0

2016.09.10: Park visitor Ana captured this video of 409 Beadnose having a vocal interaction with 94. 909 is believed to be one of 409's cubs at the time of this interaction 94 also had a male yearling cub with her at the time.

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Audio of bear spat September 10, 2016 409 Beadnose w 2 cubs & 94 w 1 cub by Ana-1

October 2016:

2019.10.03: 409 Beadnose's cubs (909 & 910) urinating, they are both female, video by Martina.:

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2016 10 03 409`s cubs (909 & 910) peeing by Martina

2016.10.08: 409 Beadnose and her 2 spring cubs video by Ratna Narayan.:

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Beady and the beadettes October 8, 2016 by Ratna Narayan

2016 - 2018: 2016 Spring Cubs to 2018 Independent 2.5 Year-Old Subadults

2016 Season - 2018 Season:

GreenRiver created this slideshow video of snapshot of 409 Beadnose with her two spring cubs from the 2016 season to their first season as independent subadults, 909 & 910, during the 2018 season.:

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Sisters, Brooks River Brown Bears 909 and 910 from the 2016 Season (spring cubs) - the 2018 season (independent subadults) by GreenRiver-0

2017: Yearling Cub with 409 Beadnose & Female Littermate (910 )

2017 Season:

2017.??.??: Mikey Wright captured this video of 747 displacing and then chasing 409 Beadnose and her two yearlings (now 909 & 910).

June 2017:

2017.06.24: 409 Beadnose with her 2 yearlings (909 & 910) in the riffles at 17:50 photograph by Truman Everts (p 02/02/2020 11:26 ). 409 Beadnose's two yearlings (909 & 910) wading after 409 in the river at 17:56 photograph by Truman Everts (p 02/02/2020 09:37). 409 Beadsnose with her 2 yearlings (909 & 910) at the falls at 18:00 photograph by Truman Everts (p 02/02/2020 09:45 ). 409's yearling cubs (later to be 909 & 910) tree themselves for safety, while 409 executes a long series of fruitless lunges in the slim pickings of early summer...until finally getting hold of a fish at 20:13...... photograph by Truman Everts (p 02/02/2020 10:07 ). 409 Beadnose with her 2 yearlings (909 & 910 at 20:24 photograph by Truman Everts (p 02/02/2020 12:13 ).:

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2017.06.26: Truman Everts captured this photograph of 409 Beadnose's two yearlings (909 & 910) sitting on the same rock watching 409 fish on June 26, 2017 at 19:18 (p 02/02/2020 12:45 ). Truman Everts captured these photographs (#1 & #2 ) of 409 Beadnose and her two yearlings (909 & 910) fishing the lip of Brooks Falls at 19:22 (p 02/02/2020 12:55 01 & p 02/02/2020 16:13 02 reply). Truman Everts captured this photograph of 409 Beadnose with her 2 yearlings (909 & 910) at 19:25 (p 02/02/2020 13:51 ).:

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July 2017:

2017.07.01: Truman Everts captured this photograph of 409 Beadnose and her two yearlings (909 & 910) at 15:27 (p 02/02/2020 19:39 ).:

2017.07.17: 409 Beadnose and her heebie geebies (yearlings, 909 & 910) video by DTB:

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409 & Her Heebie Geebies July 17, 2017 by DTB-0

2017.07.21: 409 Beanose's yearlings and a subadult video by Melissa Freels. Yearling girls (909 & 910) considering an encounter with a subadult as 409 rests unconcerned:.

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Subadult and Beady's Cubs, July 21, 2017 by Melissa Freels

2018: Newly Emancipated 2.5 Year-Old Subadult

2018 Season:

909 made her debut in the 2019 Bears of Brooks River book, page 34


2018.??.??: Deanna DIttloff (aka deelynnd) created this video of 909 & 910 observation from the 2018 season:

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The Beadettes 909 & 910 2018 Season by Deanna DIttloff (aka deelynnd)

2018.??.??: Photographer, Lisa Skelton captured this photograph of 902 (rear) with cousins 909 & 910 (front) during the 2018 season. Lisa shared this information with the photograph: "Young brown bears at Katmai National Park. These were three of eighteen bears which surrounded the lower viewing platform during the afternoon; fishing, sleeping and socialising at such a close proximity that we were unable to leave that platform for over 4 hours." "... missed my lunch, delayed my flight out and got me a special escort back to the lodge!"

July 2018:

909 in July 2018, NPS photos:

2018.07.03: 909 is seen with her sibling 910 in this 7/3/2018 photo that Truman Everts shared in chat on 3/25/2020. "So I'm evidently just 52 days late with this 909 & 910 pic. Thank you, again, 409...you won't be forgotten."

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Brooks Camp visitor Ryan009 Explorer (aka ryan009) captured 7/3/2018 video of 909 and 910 playing. The video appears to be around the same time as Truman's photo.

2018.07.04: 909 and 910 are newly emancipated. They see 900 with a fish and follow her up behind the falls video by Brenda D.:

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07.04.2018 - 2 Subs (909 & 910) on Bank, Give Chase (900) to Pirate a Fish by Brenda D

2018.07.13: 409 Beadnose chasing off her offspring 909 & 910 video by Casper Pike.:

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409 chasing off Beadettes 2018 07 13 09 35 16 412 by Casper Pike

2018.07.14: 909 & 910 sit on the bank near the Brooks Falls Low Cam and observed the bears fishing at the falls video by Cruiser.:

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Beadette's take fishing 101 notes from the sidelines 7-14-18 by Cruiser

Xander-Sage created this gif of 909 and 910 (p 02/02/2020 18:14 ).:

909 and 910 at the falls video by Birgitt.:

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The Beads, 909 and 910 at Falls Pt 1 2018-07-14 by Birgitt

2018.07.15: 503 rebukes 719 909 & 910 confront subs + 912 video by Birgitt. 909 and 910 when first emancipated join the Sub-Scrum at the falls. 910 waits until her sister joins her before confronting the pesky sub hanging out too close to her.:

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503 Rebukes 719 909 & 910 Confront Subs 912 2018-07-15 15-48-29-330 by Birgitt

2018.07.26: Finding themselves alone (emancipated) in 2017, the Beads (909 in particular) discovered that the were much more formidable together. Here they are meeting a bigger and older 812 in what was probably one of their first interactions with him. A larger subadult brown bear, 812, appears near the bridge. Sisters 909 and 910 skirt around the bus with it and then form a united front to confront the larger bear. The larger bear looks like it might want to play, but the girls are defensive.. Video by Birgitt.:

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909 & 910 Stand United Against 812 2018-07-26 09-19-48-725 by Birgitt-0

2018.07.27: Shel shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , #9 & #10 ) of 909 (right) with 910 (left) (p 02/02/2020 08:05 ). Some of these snapshots show that 909's ears tend to angle out to the side a bit more than 910's, but they sometimes move their ears enough that it makes it harder to tell the difference.:

The footage of the above snapshots can be seen beginning at 43:22 into the below Explore Recorder video. Then at 48:44, footage of 909 (on the left) and 910 (on the right) on July 27, 2018 - Explore Recorder video :

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Brooks Falls Brown Bears 07-27-2018 19 01 22 - 20 01 23 Explore Recorder video-0

2018.07.29: 435 Holly chases 909 & 910 video by mckate.:

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29 Jul 2018 435 Chases 909 and 910 by mckate-0

910 Bucking Bear video by mckate. 909 and 910 create a bear jam. 910 appears to celebrate making humans wait. Go bears!

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29 Jul 2018 910 Bucking Bear by mckate-1

2018.07.31: 903 and his body guards 909 & 910 video by mckate.:

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31 Jul 2018 903 and His Body Guards 909 and 910 by mckate-0

August 2018:

2018.08.04: 717 takes on 909 & 910 video by mckate. All 3 of these subadults are believed to possibly be 409 Beadnose offspring ~ 717 from 409's 2012 litter and 909 & 910 from 409's 2016 litter.:

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4 Aug 2018 717 Takes on 909 and 910 by mckate-0

September 2018:

909 in September 2018, NPS photos:


2018.09.05: 610 & 821 follow 909 & 910 down Spit Road video by Birgitt.:

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610 & 821 Follow 909 & 910 Down Spit Road 2018-09-05 by Birgitt-1

2018.09.17: Is this 909 and not 910 in this video by Birgitt?:

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910 (or is this 909?) Glamour Shots 2018-09-17 20-58-00-395 by Birgitt

Shel shared the following snapshots and videos to support the ID of the bear in the above video by Birgitt being 909 instead of 910:

(p 03/13/2020 22:26 ):

"In case this is helpful for your video label: Partly based on the ears and side profile of the head, I think that is 909 (rather than 910). If I get time, I might see if [edit: their there] are Explore Recorder videos that provide more context and help support the 909 ID.

Screenshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 & #5 ) from your above 9/17/2018 video:"

(p 03/13/2020 23:39 ):

"Snapshots (#1 & #2 ) from below videos:

909 (left), 910:

909 (left), 910 (right, largely hidden behind grass, leg is visible )

909 (shortly before the event in your ~ Birgitt's~ video)

909 (bear in the event in your ~ Birgitt's ~ video)

Before the event in your (Birgitt's) video (45:20 start) ~ Explore Recorder video :

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River Watch Bear Cam 09-17-2018 16 13 46 - 17 13 47 Explore Recorder

Includes the event in your (Birgitt's) video ~ Explore Recorder video ":

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River Watch Bear Cam 09-17-2018 17 13 48 - 18 13 48 Explore Recorder

A sleepy sleuth of subs video by mckate. 902 and 903 in the back. 909 and 910 in the front and one of the 854s on the left -- either 904, 905, or 906..

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17 Sep 2018 A Sleepy Sleuth of Subs by mckate

910 greets 903 and plays with 902 "Fifi"/"Bonsai" while 909 lurks in the bushes video by Birgitt.:

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910 Greets 903 & Plays with 902 (909 Lurks in Bushes) 2018-09-17 20-59-21-397 by Birgitt

284 "Electra" runs past 909 & 910 video by Birgitt. 284 Electra charges subadult 910 on LR. 910's sister 909 comes out of the water to investigate. The bear 909 was playing with, her cousin 903 walks towards the cam.:

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284 Runs Past 910 & 909 & 903 Come out of Water LR 2018-09-17 09-23-00-951 by Birgitt

Lee (aka RiverPA) captured these photographs (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 902 with 909 & 910 during her trip to Brooks Camp.

Please request Lee's (aka RiverPA ) permission prior to using her photographs!

2018.09.28: 909 and 910 meet 94 and her 3 spring cubs on the Spit video by Birgitt:

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94 & Spring Cubs Meet Sisters 910 & 909 on the Spit 2018-09-28 by Birgitt-0

Video by Casper Trout:

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94 3 and Beadettes 2018 09 28 13 09 01 778 by Casper Trout

2019: 3.5 Year-Old Subadult Female

2019 Season:

Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this video of 909 & 910 during the 2019 season.:

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The Beadettes 2019 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd(

2019.??.??: GreenRiver shared this snapshot of 909 and 910 on the lip during the 2019 season (p 02/02/2020 08:35 ).:

2019.??.??: 909 & 910 can be seen a few times in this 2019 Fishing Brooks Falls video by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd).:

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Fishing at Brooks Falls 2019 by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)-0

June 2019:

2019.06.25: 909 catches her 1st fish on the lip of Brooks Falls & her 2nd.... video by mckate.:

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25 Jun 2019 909 Makes Her First Lip Catch! by mckate-0

Video by Cruiser:

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909's success on the lip Jun 25 2019 by Cruiser-0

Cruiser created this gif :

ALSO SEE LINKS FOR SNAPSHOTS ON JUNE 25, 2019 NOTES PAGE

2019 Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi captured these NPS photos (#1 & #2 ) of 909 & 910 on the lower river on June 25, 2019 (p 02/02/2020 06:30 ). Naomi said "909 & 910 were so frisky.".:

2019.06.29: 909 & 910 with 132 and her remaining yearling video by Casper Pike:

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Drama at falls 132 1Y and 910 & 909 2019 06 29 13 10 08 136 by Casper Pike-1

2019.06.30: 909 gets between 402 and 402's desired fishing spot, the lip of the falls. 402 gives 909 a lesson of the sow hierarchy, 402 charges 909 and goes around 909 on the fish ladder to reclaim the lip. 909 does not heed 402's warning in that lesson and 909 proceeds to climb toward the lip after 402 is up there. 402 descends the lip and hands 909 a much more stern lesson. It may also be important to know that 402 had spent a stressful day searching for one of her misplaced yearlings prior to this agressive interaction with 909.

402, 503 Cubadult, 909 video by Ratna Narayan:

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909 sub getting hammered by 402 6 30 2019 by Ratna Narayan-0



402 thumps 909 video by mckate.:

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30 Jun 2019 402 Thumps 909 by mckate

402 attacks 909 video by tm saneda.

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909 gets a whoopin' 30Jun19 by tm saneda

909 says "nope" to sis (910) video by mckate. 909 was on the lip for about an hour before catching this fish, so it's understandable that she would not want to share with her sis 910.:

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30 Jun 2019 909 Says "Nope" to Sis by mckate

July 2019:

2019.07.03: 909 July 3, 2019 NPS photo by Ranger Tammy Carmack KNP&P Flickr.

2019.07.05: 909 "Mama said there'll be days like this" video by mckate. 909 lost two fish in a row! She did manage to hang onto the next one because 807 came along and she ran to the bank.:

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5 Jul 2019 909 "Mama Said There'll Be Days Like This" by mckate

909 & 910 "Sisters are doin' it for themselves video by mckate.:

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5 Jul 2019 909 & 910 "Sisters are Doin' It For Themselves" by mckate-1

2019.07.06: 909 and 910 take the lip in the pink dawn video by Birgitt.:

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Beady's Girls 909 & 910 Take the Lip in the Pink Dawn 2019-07-06 by Birgitt

Scooch created these gifs (#1 & #2 ) of 909 fishing the lip while 910 goofs off at sunrise on July 6, 2019 (p 02/02/2020 01:13 ).

(Wiki won't permit gifs to be loaded in a gallery, file may be too large ~ LTC 2020.02.02)

909 & 910 early morning fishing video by mckate.:

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6 Jul 2019 909 & 910 Early Morning Fishing by mckate

909 & 910 fishing the lip video by Birgitt. 910 near with 909 far.:

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The Beads Who is Who? 910 Closer to Cam 909 Behind Her 2019-07-06 11AM by Birgitt

909 & 910 fish the lip together, 910 successfully and eats her catch with her head on swivel. Video by Casper Pike.:

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909 & 910 on lip together 910 gets and eats fish 2019 07 06 11 17 21 419 by Casper Pike

More 909 & 910 lip fishing video by Casper Pike.:

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Some Intense 909 &910 Lip Fishing 2019 07 06 13 06 38 945 by Casper Pike

Queue forms for the lip video by mckate. 854 Divot decided to do some lip fishing. 909 and 910 waited somewhat patiently behind her. 806 followed and was the first to make a catch.:

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6 Jul 2019 Queue Forms on Lip by mckate

2019.07.07: Kat <3 Bears shared this snapshot of 909 & 910 on the lip (p 02/02/2020 07:12 ).:

2019.07.09: KCanada shared this snapshot of 909 (p 02/02/2020 07:38 ). 909's perfect balance as she reaches forward over the lip is exquisite.:

2019.07.10: Patient 909 finally gets one video by Casper Pike.:

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Patient 909 finally gets one 2019 07 10 13 07 40 204 by Casper Pike

2019.07.18: Seeing double, 909 followed by 910 video by mckate.:

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18 Jul 2019 Seeing Double by mckate

2019.07.22: 2019 Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi captured these NPS photos (#1 & #2 ) of 909 & 910 on July 22, 2019 when they came to the NPS employee cabins to dig up the sewer line. Both Ranger Carl (pictured in the 2nd NPS photo) and Ranger Leslie had a hard time getting them to move on (p 02/02/2020 06:30 ).:


Park visitor Debbie Tubridy captured this photo of 610 (right), 910 (left) and 909 (back) on the lower river, 7/22/2019.

2019.07.26: 909 & 910 lip fishing video by Casper Pike.:

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909 and 910 lip fishing 2019 07 26 08 08 12 015 by Casper Pike

2019.07.30: 909 plays with 435 Holly's recently emancipated 2.5 year-old subadults while 831 eats on the spit video by mckate. 435 Holly's girls (lightest and darkest subs) are a force to be reckoned with. They are a year younger than 909 and two years younger than 831, but are almost as large.:

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30 Jul 2019 Hollies Play With 909 While 831 Eats by mckate-0

August 2019:

2019.08.02: 909 & 910 fishing the lip video by Casper Pike.:

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909 and 910 fish the lip. 2019 08 02 10 54 10 057 by Casper Pike

909 has salmon control problems video by Casper Pike:

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909 has salmon control problems 2019 08 02 11 05 47 142 by Casper Pike

2019.08.03: A hesitant 909 ponders joining 812 o the lip video by Casper Pike.:

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A hesitant 909 ponders joining 812 at the lip..2019 08 03 10 40 35 612 by Casper Pike-0

2019.08.03 - 2019.08.05: Kacko & Goof_N captured these photographs (#1 , #2 , #3 909 only, #4 910 only, #5 910 only & #6 910 only) of 909 & 910 between August 3, 2019 - August 5, 2019 (p 02/03/2020 19:58 ). Goof_n shared this 8/3-8/5/2019 photo of 909 and 910 on 6/17/2020.

Please request Kacko & Goof_n's permission prior to using their photographs!

2019.08.06: 910 & 909 take quick turns on the lip video by mckate.:

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6 Aug 2019 910 & 909 Take Quick Turns on the Lip by mckate-0

2019.08.09 - 2019.08.10: Izzy52 captured these photographs (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 909, 910, and 821 (p 02/02/2020 04.32 ).:

Please request Izzy52's permission prior to using her photographs!

2019.08.10: 806 forces 909 off the lip video by mckate. This looked more than a little intentional on 806's part. Fortunately 747 was just slowly lumbering his way to the J and 909 seemed to be fine. In 806's defense, 812 and 775 Lefty dominated the lip most of the day, and she waited patiently for her turn then this kid took her spot.:

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10 Aug 2019 806 Forces 909 Off the Lip by mckate-0

2019.08.12: 909 refuses to move for 806 video by mckate.:

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12 Aug 2019 909 Refuses to Move for 806 by mckate-0

2019.08.14: 909 and 747 in Birgitt's The Little Lady and the Big Galoot video .:

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909 & 747 in The Little Lady & the Big Galoot 2019-08-14 22-53-27-339 by Birgitt

909 invites 821 to play video by mckate. She really wanted to play and he obliged, although he seemed just a little bit reluctant. Maybe he had some place to be? 910 wasn't sure she approved of any of this.:

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14 Aug 2019 909 Invites 821 to Play by mckate

910 & 909 board the lip video by mckate.:

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14 Aug 2019 910 and 909 Board the Lip by mckate

909 and 910 on the lip video by Lani H.:

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909 and 910 on the lip 8 14 2019 by Lani H

909 & 910, 910 forces 821 to leave video by Casper Pike.:

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909 and 910... 910 forces 821 to leave 2019 08 14 14 11 19 253 by Casper Pike-0

2019.08.17: 909 drops her fish, but finds it again video by Lani H.:

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909 drops her fish but finds it again 8 17 2019 by Lani H

2019.08.18: 854 Divot jumps unknown bear video by mckate. Don't snorkel too close to Divot! 812, 909, and 910 watch with interest. 812 looked like he might want to intervene, but then wisely thought better of it.:

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18 Aug 2019 854 Divot Jumps Unknown Bear by mckate-1

610 has words with 909 video by mckate.:

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18 Sep 2019 610 Has Words with 909 by mckate-0

2019.08.20: 821 and 909 wait patiently for each other video by mckate.:

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20 Aug 2019 821 and 909 Wait Patiently for Each Other by mckate

909 does not want 821 to cut in at the lip video by Casper Pike:

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909 does not want 821 to cut in at the lip 2019 08 20 6 15 AK by Casper Pike

2019.08.21: 909 asks 910 for her spot video by mckate.:

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21 Aug 2019 909 Asks 910 for Her Spot by mckate-0

2019.08.22: 909 having a successful August 22, 2019 lip fishing session, video by David S.:

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909 has productive time at the lip. 2019 08 22 11 02 37 444 by David S

2019.08.23: 909 shares, 910 doesn't video by mckate.:

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23 Aug 2019 909 Shares, 910 Doesn't by mckate

909 & 910 ask 812 to share video by mckate. 812 doesn't share and gets bit for his trouble.:

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23 Aug 2019 910 and 909 Ask 812 to Share by mckate-0

Cruiser's 8/23/2019 gif of 812, 909 and 910, "Everybody jump now! " 910 gives 812 a bite.

Two bears against one...909 & 910 "gang" up against 812 video by Ratna Narayan.:

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Two against one, 812, 909 and 910 8 23 2019 by Ratna Narayan

910 and 909 strut their stuff video by mckate.:

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23 Aug 2019 910 and 909 Strut Their Stuff by mckate

2019.08.24: GreenRiver shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 & #7 ) of 909, some with 910 , (p 02/02/2020 07:57 ).:

909 & 910 play in the jacuzzi video by mckate.:

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24 Aug 2019 909 and 910 Play in the J by mckate

910 and 909 "greet" 821 video by mckate.:

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24 Aug 2019 910 and 909 "Greet" 821 by mckate-0

909 on the lip video by Ratna:

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The travails of lip fishing!Q 909 on the lip 8 24 2019 by Ratna

2019.08.25: 909 sends her meal back video by mckate.:

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25 Aug 2019 909 Sends Her Meal Back by mckate

2019.08.27: 909 keeps an eye on 856 video by mckate.:

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27 Aug 2019 909 Keeps an Eye on 856 by mckate

909 fidgets, scratches, yawns and bobs video by Casper Pike.:

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909 fidgets, scratches, yawns and bobs 2019 08 27 13 26 17 179 by Casper Pike

2019.08.28: 821 watches 909 fish the lip video by mckate.:

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28 Aug 2019 821 Watches 909 Fish the Lip by mckate

2019.08.29: 909 plays with 821 video by mckate.:

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29 Aug 2019 909 Plays with 821 by mckate

910 searches for her Sis (909) video by mckate. Eat fast 909!.:

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29 Aug 2019 910 Searches for Her Sis (909) by mckate-0

2019.08.30: 909 and 910 scout the lower river video by mckate.:

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30 Aug 2019 910 and 909 Scout the Lower River by mckate

909 video by Ratna Narayan.:

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909 August 30, 2019 by Ratna Narayan

September 2019:

2019.09.??: Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured this photograph of 909 in September 2019 (p 01/28/2020 15:14 ).:

Please request Bonnie Hankins' (aka NutsBoutBears) permission prior to using her photographs!

2020.09.09: Cam watcher and Park visitor Felicia captured 9/9/2019 video of 284 "Electra" chasing 909 at full speed from the spit to the spit road. It is unclear why she was chasing 909.

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284 chases 909 from spit to Valley Road

Video by Felicia


2019.09.10: 909 yells at 907 video by mckate.:

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10 Sep 2019 909 Yells at 907 by mckate

2019.09.13: Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured this photograph of 909 (p 02/02/2020 07:40 ). Bonnie said "909 owned the lip and this little gal was killing it! I know her sis is the goofy one, but 909 is also just bursting with personality". Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) also catpured this photograph of 909 on the lip (p 02/02/2020 07:41 ). Bonnie also shared these photographs (#1 & #2 ) of 909 (p 02/02/2020 07:42 ). Bonnie Hankins also captured this photograph of 909 (p 02/02/2020 07:43 ). Bonnie also captured this photograph of 909 (p 03/14/20 07:40 ). Bonnie added an additional 9/13/2019 photo on 3/12/2020. Bonnie shared additional photos of 909 on 3/24/2020, #1 , #2 and #3. Bonnie shared a 9/13/2019 photo of 909 on 3/27/2020. Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared photos of 909 on 4/2/2020, #1 and #2. Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared a 9/13/2019 photo of 719 backing up 909 on 2/28/2021.

Please request Bonnie Hankins' (aka NutsBoutBears) permission prior to using her photographs!

2019.09.17: Scooch shared 9/17/2019 photos of 909 in chat on 4/17/2020, #1, #2, and #3.

Please request Scooch's permission prior to using her photographs!

2019.09.19: 909 send 151 Walker walking video by mckate.:

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19 Sep 2019 909 Sends Walker Walking by mckate-0

909 stands up to 151 Walker video by Casper Pike.:

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909 stands up to 151 Walker 2019 09 19 12 47 51 358 by Casper Pike

2019.09.20: 909 & 910 walking and playing down Spit Road video by Casper Pike:

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909 and 910 playing and walking down spit road. 2019 09 20 12 14 50 705 by Casper Pike

2019.09.23: 909 and her neon ears in the lower river video by Ratna Narayan.:

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909 in action 9 23 2019 by Ratna Narayan

2019.09.30: 909 and 910 together again video by mckate.:

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30 Sep 2019 909 and 910 Together Again by mckate

October 2019:

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2020: 4.5 Year-Old Subadult Female

909 was included in the 2021 Bears of Brooks River book page 57.

2020 Season:

Deanna Dittloff (aka Deelynnd ) created this video of 2020 season observations of sibling 909 and 910:

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Bears 909 and 910 The Beadettes 2020

Bears 909 and 910 The Beadettes 2020 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

June 2020:

2020.06.23: 909 was first observed on 6/23/2020 surveying the falls, video by mckate.

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23 Jun 2020 909 Surveys the Falls, video by mckate

909 and 820 canoodle? or just buddies, 6/23/2020 video by mckate.

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23 Jun 2020 909 and 820 Canoodle? Video by mckate.

2020.06.24: 909 was the first recipient of a Grazering by 128 Grazer. 909 was strolling towards the riffles where 128 Grazer was fishing while her cubs were treed, 6/24/2020 video by mckate.

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24 Jun 2020 Grazer's First Victim is 909, video by mckate-0

2020.06.25: 909 grows impatient for jumpers, 6/25/2020 video by mckate.

2020.06.26: Scooch created this gif of 909 jumping into the boil and coming out with a fish (p 06/26/2020 17:23 ).:

2020.06.28: 909 (near) and 812 (far) fish the lip. 909 was jabbering away at 812, don't mess with 909! 6/28/2020 video by Lani H.

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812 and 909 on the lip 6 28 2020, video by Lani H-0

2020.06.30: 6/30/2020 video by Lani H, 747 following 482 Brett scares 909 and 812 off the lip.

July 2020:

2020.07.03: 909 and 912 flirt, 7/3/2020 video by mckate.

2020.07.13: Mckate's 7/13/2020 video of 909 fishing the riffles.

2020.07.14: 909 greets unknown subadult "Prince", 7/14/2020 video by mckate.

2020.07.18: Mckate's 7/18/2020 video, 821 invites 909 to play. "She enthusiastically accepted. Too bad 820 interrupted."

2020.07.19: 909 plays with 907, 7/19/2020 video by mckate. "This is a really fun play session between 907 and the unsinkable 909. There are some male subs who feel intimidated by 907's size (apparently including 912 who ran from him today), but 909 invited him to play and he fully took her up on her offer. She even bites him in the butt when he says he needs to get back to fishing."

2020.07.21: Mckate captured this video of 909 playing with her fish. Mckate also shared this information about 909's 2020 season using the Brooks River: "909 had an eventful 2020 season. The lip was often crowded, so she had to wait to claim her preferred spot and hone her skills. She had a couple of slips and found herself in the J — once right in front of Otis who was less than pleased and gave chase. Following Lefty’s lead, she tried fishing above the far pool for the first time and found some success there. She played with males 820, 821, 912, 907, and Bucky Dent and had the misfortune to be Grazer’s first victim. She argued with 902, 504, and especially 812 who has picked up some naughty habits from 747. She also had a big falling out with her sis, but they seemed to make up a month later. Here’s my playlist for intrepid little 909 (click hamburger on upper right). May she long fish the lip!"

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21 Jul 2020- 909 Plays with Fish

909 plays with fish July 21, 2020 by mckate

2020.07.22: 909 plays 912 out of the J, 7/22/2020 video by mckate. "909 had been in the J, but got distracted playing with another bear. When she came back she found 912 there, but successfully played him out. This is a trick sometimes employed by 503 to get larger boars out of the J. After seeing her jubilant belly flop, I have to wonder if she hasn't been watching 503?"

2020.07.23: 902 and 909 uphold the family tradition of arguing, 7/23/2020 video by mckate. "These two are first cousins once removed. They are arguing here just like their mothers (128 Grazer and 409 Beadnose) did. Looked like 909 started it and 902 finished it."

2020.07.25: Mckate's 7/25/2020 video, "All girls in the J. I loved the way 909 made her grand entrance and 610 sat there so demurely watching her (and keeping an eye on that other unknown bear)."

2020.07.28: 909 catches a big salmon on the lip, 7/28/2020 video by Hey Princess.

August 2020:

2020.08.02: Mckate's "sisters at odds" 8/2/2020 video in three parts. "There's definite tension between 909 and 910. This is how I read their interactions, but of course I could be completely off base. In their first meeting this morning, 910 approaches 909 and is not warmly received. In their second meeting, 909 approaches 910 to possibly make amends, but 910 mostly gives her the brush off. (The roars heard in the background are not them.) In their third meeting 909, possibly not appreciating the brush off she got earlier, announces herself with a big splash and 910 takes the bait. It culminates in butt biting and roaring. It's a shame that these two are at odds. They were so close for so long, but it did seem like 909 wanted to break free of sisterly bonds last season. So maybe this is kind of like a second emancipation for them -- first from their mom and now from each other.

2020.08.04: 909 slips off the lip into the jacuzzi where 480 Otis is fishing, 8/4/2020 video by Lani H. Otis chases her away.

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909 slips off the lip into the j with 480 Otis 8 4 2020, video by Lani H

Duska captured a 8/4/2020 gif of 909 sliding off the falls.

2020.08.11: 909 on the lip, 8/11/2020 video by Lani H.

2020.08.12: Mckate's 8/12/2020 video of 909 fishing from the rock.

2020.08.13: 909 fishing the lip again, 8/13/2020 video by Lani H.

2020.08.14: Shel's 8/14/2020 snapshot of 909 on the lip.

2020.08.15: 909 on the lip 8/15/2020 video by Kwaahu.

2020.08.16: Mckate's 8/16/2020 video, 909 tells 812 to mind his own business.

2020.08.17: Owl&Osprey<3's 8/17/2020 snapshot of 909 (right) and an unknown male subadult (left).

2020.08.18: A closer look at bear 909, watch til the end for the itchy scratchy move, 8/18/2020 video by Hey Princess.

2020.08.19: Mckate's 8/19/2020 video of a fish throwing 909 off balance. "Over she goes again, but that was a pretty good save!"

2020.08.20: 8/20/2020 snapshot of 909 by marymomo.

2020.08.22: 909 watches the falls action on the bank, 8/22/2020 video by mckate. "I think she decided there weren't enough fish to warrant trying to displace 907 (he's moved for her before) or trying to get 812 to share the J."

2020.08.25: 909 shows patience in this 8/25/2020 video by mckate. "You can sure tell it's August. She stood there for 45 minutes and caught just one fish."

2020.08.26: Cruiser created this comparison collage of 909 on 8/26/2020 and her mother 409 Beadnose in 2018. The resemblance is striking. "The apple 🍎 doesn't fall far from the tree!🌲 409's photo from 2018."

909's long session lip fishing, 8/26/2020 video by Lani H.

2020.08.27: Photographer Mark Kostich shared a 8/27/2020 photo of 909 on the lip and 812 below in the chat in October, 2020. Mark commented:

Second image (Mark's first image is a 2018 photo of 409 Beadose on the lip with 812. See 409's Bear Book page): When I returned to Brooks Falls this past August, I witnessed a sub-adult fishing the same spot that Beadnose used. The sub-adult was aggressively defending its spot at the point against a bigger bear. It was a very spunky and very vocal bear. When I asked Ranger Sheryl who the small bear was, Sheryl responded, "thats 909, Beadnose's daughter."It was so very cool to see her fish the same point as her mother.

Please request Mark Kostich's permission prior to using his photos!

Permission to post any photos he posts in chat on the Wiki, must say "copyright © Mark Kostich on the photo."

Mckate captured a 8/27/2020 video, "909 stands up to 812", that appears to be from the same time as Mark Kostich's photo. Mckate noted "812 watches 747 harassing lip fishers and must think this is one of his duties as a J bear. 909 is doing her best to disabuse him of this notion."

Scooch's 8/27/2020 gifs, regular speed and slo mo, of the 812/909 incident. "812 tried acting like 747 does towards bears on the lip.....909 punched him in the eye for trying!"

Lani H 8/27/2020 video of 909 on the lip.

2020.08.28: 909's fish has a lucky escape, 8/28/2020 video by mckate.

2020.08.29: Ratna Narayan's up close and personal 8/29/2020 video of 909.

2020.08.31: Lani H 8/31/2020 video of 909 standing around in the riffles.

September 2020:

2020.09.01: 909 grabs a large salmon to go, 9/1/2020 video by flyer 7474.

2020.09.02: Mckate's 9/2/2020 video, 901 greets 909 on the spit.

2020.09.03: 909 fishes the lip, 9/3/2020 video by Lani H.

2020.09.04: Lani H 9/4/2020 video of 909 sitting under the falls platform.

2020.09.06: 909 walking through the riffles, 9/6/2020 video by Lani H.

2020.09.07: Sisters 909 and 910 greet each other in this 9/7/2020 video. They are not often together anymore so this was great to see a little after 5:10.

2020.09.09: 909 walks the bank, 9/9/2020 video by mckate.

2020.09.11: Mckate's 9/9/2020 video of 909 sniffing for fish on the low cam.

2020.09.12: 909 on the lip, 9/12/2020 video by Lani H.

2020.09.13: 9/13/2020 snapshot of 909 by dideebo.

2020.09.15: 909 alligators up to the unknown subadult "Bucky", 9/15/2020 video by mckate.

2020.09.17: 909 on the lip, 9/17/2020 video by Lani H.

October 2020:

2020.10.04: Lani H 10/4/2020 video of 909 making an appearance after a 2 week abscence.

2020.10.10: 909 out near the oxbow, 10/10/2020 video by Lani H.

2020.10.17: Mckate's 10/17/2020 video, 909 makes an appearance. "For a moment there I thought that maybe 909 was going to take up bird hunting too, but I guess she was really just after 451M's scraps."

2020.10.19: 909? snorkeling in this 10/19/2020 video by Lani H.

2020.10.20: Lani H's 10/20/2020 video of a very plump 909 walking by the lower river platform.

2020.10.25: 909 is seen at the riffles in this 10/25/2020 video by Hey Princess.

2020.10.28: 909 is believed to be the bear on the left in Lani H's 10/28/2020 video. This was our last look at her in 2020.

2021: 5.5 Year-Old Adult with 2 Spring Cubs, 1st Known Litter (lost 1 cub)

June 2021:

2021.06.13: Katmai National Park Facebook posted a 6/13/2021 photo by Ranger M. Whalen of an unknown sow with 2 spring cubs. The sows identity was not confirmed until 6/19/2021 when Ranger Naomi Boak stopped in chat to confirm that this was 909.

2021.06.15: 909 with her 2 spring cubs were observed on the lower Brooks River. Erum Chad (aka Erie) created this video.:

2021.06.19: KP&P Media Ranger Naomi Boak commented at 15:32 that 909 is the sow with 2 spring cubs.


2021.06.23 or prior: Rylee Jensen, a Bear Technician at KNP&P, posted photos of 909 and her 2 spring cubs on her Facebook page on 6/23/2021. "Spring cub season is in full swing in Brooks Camp again! Look at these lil stinky beebs (with first-time mom 909) looking cute as can be."

2021.06.27: 909 appeared on the lower river cam on 6/27/2021, video by Cheryl B. She had not been seen on the cams for 12 days. She appeared stressed, was limping and was only observed with 1 of her 2 spring cubs.

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6-27-2021 1-35 PM AKDT 909- one coy with natal collar still looking for her missing coy Explore.org

Video by Cheryl B

Flyer 4477 also captured 6/27/2021 video of 909 and her 1 spring cub.

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909 and 1 Coy on 2021 06 27 Courtesy of Explore.org

Video by flyer 4477

Ranger Naomi Boak came on chat shortly after 909 was seen on the cams with only 1 cub. She commented "Hey everyone. It's my day off, but I thought I'd jump into the chat to answer any questions that I can, which won't be many.  Bear 909 did lose a cub. We don't know what happened to it. She was last seen by bear management with 2 cubs 9 days ago. Please make comments or ask questions here and I'll do what I can."

Ranger Naomi also commented "I believe someone spotted her with only one cub yesterday. But the official record of her with 2 coy is 9 days ago."


April Peterson Naftali shared a 6/27/2021 photo of 909 with her remaining spring cub hidden behind her on 6/29/2021. 909 was chewing on old antlers.

Please request April Peterson Naftali's permission prior to using her photographs!

Devon Holmberg (borntoflyalaska) posted a 6/27/2021 Instagram video of 909 and her remaining spring cub. He commented "Spring brown bear cub playing on the beach at Brooks Camp, Alaska. A mama Brown Bear and her playful new cub wander down the beach of Naknek Lake at Brooks Camp, Alaska. June 27, 2021."

2021.06.27 or prior: An Instagram photo by casual_sceneryseak of 909 with both her spring cubs was posted on 6/27/2021. The photographer commented "909 with her two spring cubs last Friday. She was seen today with only one cub remaining."

2021.06.30: Hey Princess captured 6/30/2021 video of 909 and her remaining spring cub near the lower river bridge.

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909 with her remaining spring cub Explore.org 06.30.21

Video by Hey Princess

Cam viewers captured snapshots, an_a_lisa_analog's snapshot, Lanadeau's snapshot and Larinor's snapshot.

July 2021:

2021.07.02: 909 and her spring cub are seen at the top of the cutbank in this 7/2/2021 gif by LunaCre.

Flyer 4477's 7/2/2021 video of 909 and her yearling on top of the cutbank.

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909 and Her Coy on 2021 07 02 Courtesy of Explore.org

Video by flyer 4477


2021.07.08: 909 and her remaining spring cub are seen on the lower river, 7/8/2021 gif by LunaCre.


2021.07.11: 909 and her spring cub watch the activity below from the cutbank, 7/11/2021 video by Hey Princess.

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909and coy watching over at the cutbank Explore.org 07.11.21

2021.07.28: 909's spring cub takes a scrap of salmon to go....up a tree. JG captured this video.:

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909s cub takes salmon scrap up a tree - Explore.org July 28, 2021

909's spring cub takes salmon scrap up a tree July 28, 2021 by JG

August 2021:

2021.08.01: Tzusrule created this gif of 909's remaining spring cub urinating. It's a girl!:

Birgitt created this video of 909's female spring cub peeing.:

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909s Cub is a Girl 2021-08-01 18-00-58-802 (explore.org)

909's spring cub urinating...a female! August 1, 2021 video by Birgitt

2021.08.03: Martina captured this video of 909 and her female spring cub in the riffles.:

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2021 08 03 Explore.org RF -909 + COY ♥

909 with her Female Spring Cub in the Riffles August 3, 2021 by Martina

2021.08.06: After being reunited, 909 and her coy show up at the falls. The coy charges another bear that was trying to steal 909s' fish. Video by Flyer 4477 (aka SteveCA).:

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"I Got This Mom!" 2021 08 06 Courtesy of Explore.org

909's spring cub charges another bear that was trying to steal 909s' fish August 6, 2021 by Flyer 4477 (aka SteveCA)


KNP&P Media Ranger Naomi Boak shared this August 6, 2021 NPS photo of 909's spring cub (p 08/07/2021 09:46). Owl & Osprey <3 captured this snapshot of 909's cub. Boomy shared this snapshot of 909's spring cub (p 08/07/2021 11:31). Ranger Naomi shared this information about her walk back to Brooks Camp after bear viewing at the falls - "On the way home a large group of us had to follow 806 and cub as they slowly made their way down the falls trail, looking for a place to bed down. Finally, they found a place on the side of the road near the bridge. I had to lead a group of 10 through the woods across the road to get around them. I have one lousy shot, because of course, I'm either 50 yards behind them or too close and just trying to read their expressions. Did have to stand my ground with the cub initially as they walked by us on the trail. It is one social cub and was very curious about these two-legged creatures hovered together down a bear trail.":

2021.08.09: 909 and her spring cub arrive at the falls in this 8/9/2021 video by Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears).

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Arrival of 909 and little bean - Aug 9, 2021

Video by Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears)


2021.08.12: Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured this 8/12/2021 video of 909 fishing the lip. Her spring cub was out of the frame.

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909 catches fish on lip - Aug 12, 2021

Video by Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears)

2021.08.16: Markindify's 8/16/2021 video of 909 and her spring cub.

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2021 08 16 Explore.org 909`s Coy ♥

Video by Markindify


Known Courting & Mating:

There is no known courting and mating information as of the 2020 season. However, 909 must have mated in 2020, she returned with 2 spring cubs in June 2021.

Known Litters of Cubs:

1st Known Litter, 2 Spring Cubs, Then 1 Remaining Female:

2021: 909 Returned to Brooks River with 2 Spring Cubs, her 1st known litter.

2021: 2 spring cubs, lost one in late June 2021. The remaining COY is a female.

2022: For future use

Known Relatives:

Mother: 409 Beadnose ~ Speculated

Father: Unknown

Littermates: 910 ~ Speculated

Maternal Sibling: 130 Tundra & Arctic, 500 Indy , 717? , ~ Speculated

Maternal Aunt: 408 CC (aka Crooked Claw)

Maternal Cousins: 128 Grazer ~ Speculated

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:

2016: None

Cubs were not being sampled for the genetics study in 2016 by Ranger Michael Saxton

2017: None

Cubs were not being sampled for the genetics study in 2017 by Ranger Michael Saxton

2018: None Known

There were no known genetics study samples obtained of 909 by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2018.

2019: None Known

There were no known genetics study samples obtained of 909 by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2019, we are awaiting darting information from Ranger Saxton / NPS staff.

2020: For Future Use

For future use

909 wiki page created 2018.11.01 19.14 ~ LTC

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