Thursday, April 06, 2017

Sea ice & bears

Iced In - SOLD

Pouch Cove harbour

An early spring storm with northeasterly winds brought pack ice close to shore and with it a few polar bears.  Where I live, we got the ice, but not the bears, they were further north.  

Bauline Harbour

I always feel sorry for the bears, as they're usually disoriented and hungry.  People get too curious and too close and it becomes a dangerous situation.  The bears if too close for comfort, are usually tranquilized and airlifted back north.  Sometimes it ends badly for the bear if it endangers human life.

You can see some photos of bears on the Bonavista Peninsula this week here and here.  And video footage here.


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

I would love to see one in the wild, at a safe distance of course. I've only seen one in the Toronto zoo, so doesn't count :p

the Polar bear problem is def a man made one sadly, and they tend to lose :(

Jeanette Jobson said...

Trouble is, once they're close enough to see, they're too close for comfort. I'm always on the bear's side.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

that is very true. sometimes its a good thing to have reinforced glass and a 6 foot wall between you and a bear :p