2022—Say Ahhh!

An afternoon of munching on barnacles is likely what caused this Kodiak Brown Bear to stick out its tongue, trying to get all the grit out of its mouth. After watching the process for a while, it appeared that the bear scooped a mouthful of gravel and barnacle covered rocks, crunched and scraped the barnacles off, then spit out the residue. The barnacles must have tasted better than the gravel, rocks, and shells.