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    Posted July 25, 2013 by
    Milford, Maine

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    Ahhhh... That Feels Good!


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     bwells lives in Milford, Maine, and builds and deploy motion-activated cameras on his property -- one of which captured this footage. 'I found it quite amusing how determined that bear is to scratch the itch and that particular pine tree must be perfect for his size.'

    Why black bears scratch up against trees is a subject of discussion among experts. While some say the scratching is a popular summer pasttime to get rid of parasites or loosen the bears' thick winter coats, others believe the bears are scratching to mark the trees with scent to communicate with each other during mating.
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    a Black Bear in a Maine Forest decides to use a big tree as a scratching post. This is one way to get relief from all the biting bugs in the Maine forests!
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