Video at Bear Rub Trees

Noninvasive Studies

Use of remote camera systems to investigate efficiency of DNA-based sampling methods

This video footage was recorded between 2005 and 2007 at bear rub trees in Glacier National Park in northwest Montana.

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Bears

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black bear smelling a bear rub tree

Video Description: Black bear rubbing on a tree regularly used by other bears in Glacier National Park, MT. Bear walks away from the tree in the bear trail (foot depressions in the ground made by multiple bears walking in the same place). USGS Northern Divide Bear Project remote video by J.Stetz/A.Macleod. May 12, 2005.
Length: 27 seconds, File Size: 523 KB
Clip: RB01v

black bear rubbing on a bear rub tree

Video Description: Black bear rubbing on a tree regularly used by other bears in Glacier National Park, MT. USGS Northern Divide Bear Project remote video by J.Stetz/A.Macleod. June 12, 2006.
Length: 18 seconds, File Size: 349 KB
Clip: RB02v

grizzly bear rubbing on a bear rub tree

Video Description: Grizzly bear vigorously rubbing on a tree regularly used by other bears in Glacier National Park. USGS Northern Divide Bear Project remote video by J.Stetz/A.Macleod. August 12, 2006.
Length: 27 seconds, File Size: 521 KB
Clip: RB03v

grizzly bear rubbing on a decaying tree

Video Description: Grizzly bear rubbing, laying on, and excavating a decaying tree in Glacier National Park. The log shows long-term use by bears. May 12, 2007.
Length: 1 minute 26 seconds, File Size: 1.59 MB
Clip: RB04v

grizzly bear rubbing on a rub tree used by many other bears

Video Description: Grizzly bear vigorously rubbing on a tree regularly used by bears in Glacier National Park. May 24, 2007.
Length: 50 seconds, File Size: 977 KB
Clip: RB05v

black bear rubbing on tree and investigates remote camera

Video Description: Black bear rubs on a tree regularly used by bears in Glacier National Park then approaches, sniffs, and swats the camera. June 4, 2007.
Length: 1 minute 11 seconds, File Size: 1.32 MB
Clip: RB06v

grizzly bear rubbing on tree, leaves, and returns

Video Description: Grizzly bear sniffs and rubs on trees regularly used by bears in Glacier National Park then visits a log off screen and returns to the trees to rub again. May 27, 2007.
Length: 1 minute 15 seconds, File Size: 1.42 MB
Clip: RB07v

black bear cub rubbing on tree

Video Description: Black bear cub awkwardly rubs on a bear rub tree regularly used by bears in Glacier National Park. August 11, 2007.
Length: 54 seconds, File Size: 1.02 MB
Clip: RB08v

grizzly bear rubbing on tree and log

Video Description: Bears that rub on one or more of the trees often visit the log as well. This clip shows a grizzly bear rubbing on a tree regularly used by bears then investigating and rubbing on the decaying log on the opposite side of the trail in Glacier National Park. September 6, 2007.
Length: 2 minutes 17 seconds, File Size: 2.53 MB
Clip: RB09v

grizzly bear rubbing on a wooden bridge and a rub tree

Video Description: Bears rub on many objects other than trees. This clip shows a grizzly bear rubbing on a wooden bridge on a decommissioned forest road. Barbed wire is attached to the wooden bridge beams and the bear rub tree next to the bridge to collect bear hair. This footage is still photos from a remote camera that have been stitched together in sequence. July 1, 2011.
Length: 4 minutes, File Size: 4.4 MB
Clip: RB10v

female grizzly bear with two cubs rubbing on a wooden bridge and a rub tree

Video Description: Bears rub on many objects other than trees. This clip shows a grizzly bear with two yearlings rubbing on a wooden bridge on a decommissioned forest road. Barbed wire is attached to the wooden bridge beams and the bear rub tree next to the bridge to collect bear hair. This footage is still photos from a remote camera that have been stitched together in sequence. July 20, 2011.
Length: 1 minutes 38 seconds, File Size: 1.8 MB
Clip: RB11v



Other Animals

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pine marten at rub tree

Video Description: A pine marten climbs up and down a tree and onto the remote camera box. The camera is pointed at a bear rub tree. July 22, 2006.
Length: 18 seconds, File Size: 373 KB
Clip: RA01v

eight wolves at rub tree

Video Description: Eight wolves walk past a bear rub tree in Glacier National Park. August 28, 2006.
Length: 34 seconds, File Size: 672 KB
Clip: RA02v

elk at rub tree

Video Description: Elk walk past a bear rub tree in Glacier National Park. November 1, 2006.
Length: 43 seconds, File Size: 830 KB
Clip: RA03v

 

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