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Playful Bear Conquers Hammock

Occurred on September 1, 2018 / North Carolina, USA

Info from Licensor: A sweet gem from 2018. This was captured just before autumn. I love how a very red leaf from a sourwood tree drops to the ground in the beginning of this video. I love seeing the bear react to the sound of the airplane overhead near the end of the video, too. That poor old natural fiber hammock was already within an inch of its life before the bears discovered it. It wasn't entirely their fault that they trashed the thing. The only reason I knew to train a trail camera on our hammock in the first place is because I went out to garden one day in 2018 and noticed a ginormous hole in the hammock netting. It was pretty obvious who the culprits were, even though I hadn't caught them in the act!

I'm so glad the bears still come back to play from time to time. I’ve been happy to accommodate the bears by providing them with new and improved hammocks, too. Thus far, the new versions have easily withstood the bear-tests of time.

I'm continuing to pore through older footage, too, and realized that I've had the pleasure and honor of Ernie's magnificent presence here for at least 5 years in a row now. Plus, Ernie has shown up here with an entourage more than once! He's a very popular dude! He plays well with others, eh? Totally not a run-with-scissors kind of bear.


Location North Carolina, USA
Occurred Sep-1-2018
Posted By Amy D. White
Posted On Aug-2-2023