This guy came down to the water for a drink. I was all setup and ready for him... as I KNEW he was going to come to the spot I had chosen. However, he decided to avoid the spot I had so meticulously chosen. Instead he chose a different spot about 60 feet away. Luckily, I still was able to capture a frame of him.

The Cinnamon Bear (Ursus americanus cinnamomum) is a subspecies of the American black bear, native to Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming and western Canada. The most striking difference between a Cinnamon Bear and any other black bear is its brown or red-brown fur, reminiscent of cinnamon, from which the name is derived.

Cinnamon bears are omnivorous. Their diet includes fruit, vegetation, nuts, honey, and occasionally insects and meat. Cubs weigh approximately 0.23 kg (0.5 lb.) at birth, with adults weighing between 92.1 and 270 kg (203-595 lb.). The life span for this bear is a maximum of 30 years.

Cinnamon bears are excellent climbers, good runners, and powerful swimmers. They are mostly nocturnal, though sometimes active during daylight hours, and do not hibernate.

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