Black Bear Returns to Den in South Lake Tahoe

A black bear hibernating in South Lake Tahoe, California, wasn’t quite ready for spring, recent video shows, and with the weather being experienced locally, who could blame him?

Footage of the bear, tagged as G101, was posted by local nature enthusiast Toogee Sielsch.

Sielsch said G101 and other local black bears have “started to emerge from their urban dens”. But this video, dated March 6, shows G101 “returning to his crawlspace den” after a few hours out and about.

Sielsch regularly posts photos and videos related to South Lake Tahoe’s “urbanized black bear population” on his Instagram profile. Credit: Toogee Sielsch via Storyful

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