DeerFever Resource: The Wildlife Detective
Bedding areas are also very important aspects of cover. Very few animals of prey will bed themselves in cover that does not
allow for a certain degree of ability to hear, see or smell approaching danger. Likely then, it would not be in the best
interest of an animal to bed along a noisy and rapidly flowing river where approaching danger would not be easily detected.
Day bedding or source bedding (where an animal has bedded in proximity to a particular source of food, water or other
activity) as a temporary means can and has put many people in far too close proximity to animals like bears that may be
feeding from a stream.