Yet another interesting and unusual wartime pic.
I dont know either. But I seem to recall having read, that some bears are able to wake up very quickly and accelerate out of the den, should they be disturbed during hibernation.
by Aleksander P
Were this to be correct, I would assume, that goes doubly for when cubs are present.
Could ruin your whole day, suddenly having a huge furry buzzsaw running around your midst!
One moment its all fun and games ("Look at ze funny bear cub antics, Heinz!"), next you are flopping on the ground sans jugular.
01-30-2014 10:49 PM
Thanks Scout, I will keep posting them here.
Yes, I've seen videos where a bear charges out of it's den to protect herself and her cubs during hibernation season. Karelia is known for it's large bear population, so I would have probably been scared more or them, rather than the enemy.
I love the photos Krad, especially the close-up portraits. Thank you for sharing!
Hi Aleksander no problem i will dig somemore out and post them
Here's one that I really liked, so much that I chose it as my avatar .
A Finnish soldier firing his Suomi KP/-31, during a battle at the river Svir.
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Here's a new one that I got; A Finnish Major of the Air Force.
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Hi Aleksander real happy looking guy in that photo , but nice photo showing early uniform
Finnish jaeger in german uniform between Hangö and Helsinki. Indepenence war.
An image from my grandmother's photo album. A photo of a foster-child
to the family. who became the 174 mannerheim knight PIKKARAINEN Vilho Antero.
Nice photo and story Kemi, thank you for sharing it with us. I need to read about the deeds, that he was awarded the Mannerheim Cross for.