Believe nyker excluded that in the original post:Gareth wrote:[concurring black] It looks like the head being down pops one of bear's shoulder blades up into a prominent position.
Might also find http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_bear interesting in addition to grizz to show how ears can vary.nyker wrote:Interestingly, I thought the hump was due to the odd posture, but the hump stayed present while it was moving, something I've not seen with other black bears, including another one I saw that same morning.... This thing was easily twice the size of other black bears I've seen.
Saw a lot of bears up north, black and brown/grizz. Hump does not fit black bears.