Blacks bears can be found throughout
the Teton/Yellowstone ecosystem. Unlike their grizzly cousins,
they seldom attack humans. One of their favorite foods is
the wild hackberry crop that ripens in September. They can most
often be seen on the road that runs between Moose and Teton
Village at this time of year snacking on berries..
The fellow seen above got too hot on a balmy September day and chose to take a dip in the pond next to the road. Even though he is cinnamon color, he is a black bear, not a grizzly.