Cantabrian brown bears and carrion

The new digital camaras that Fapas have installed are paying their way. They’ve made a very informative PowerPoint slideshow  of a young bear encountering a corpse of a cow (I think). On the first few visits, instead of tucking straight in as you might imagine, the bear concentrates on smelling around the corpse, eventually feeding on the maggots evolving in a hole probably pecked by ravens. Not until a month has passed does it tear apart the skin to reach the flesh that remains. Apparently, maggots and rotten meat provide more protein than fresh.
Cantabrian brown bear and carrion

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