National Geographic : 1954 Aug
© National Geographic Society T "Who Goes There?" Like most of his kind, the Alaskan brown bear suffers from poor vision, but his keen nose and ears alert him to danger. "We had to be always on watch against their stumbling upon us downwind," said the author. "My neck muscles actually became sore from the constant turning on lookout." 200 + A Young Bear Gorges on Fresh Fish, His Favorite Food On a visit to the rapids, the shaggy fisherman may gulp down six or eight salmon averaging better than four pounds apiece. He leaves only the head and gill covers for the gulls. His huge size, color, massive skull, and short, thick front claws help to distinguish the brown bear from his close kin, the grizzly. A brownie in shaggy fall coat will appear a third larger than he does here in summer dress.