Footprints of a bear.

 

Sapporo Mountain, on the outskirts of Sapporo city.

While climbing I came across the footprints you see above, bear tracks!

These footprints are about 27 centimeters across and I believe they belong to a large male brown bear.

Brown bears go into hibernation around December and wake up in April or May of the following year.

Sights like this serve as a reminder that living in Hokkaido means living alongside a wide range of natural life as well.

 

(Hokkaido Likers Photographer - Naoki Takahari)

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