Saturday, August 25, 2012

Camping With The Bears

Friday August 24, 2012

Mike and I are taking a vacation from touristing.  Found a lovey provincial park, Anderson Flats, right on the Skeena River near Hazelton BC.  Only 4 campsites in the park and no fee, FREE, we love free.  Sandy and Steve headed south to Washington and should be home today, we wanted to extend our time in the north a little longer, and glad we did. 

About 4pm we are setting out by the campfire having a glass of wine, out of the corner of my eye I spot movement turned and saw a black bear on the beach coming up to the field that we are camped next to, he was no more then 50 yards from us.  I got up started yelling bear and clapping my hands, making all sorts of noise, he ran into the field and off into the woods.  Got my heart pumping.  Do you call that a close encounter.

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The beach and field were the bear was.

About an hour later, along comes another bear, but he is across the river, which made me feel much more confortable. He was doing a little salmon fishing, showing Mike how it’s done. 

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We watched him for at least a half hour, he was pretty good at fishing caught a couple of salmon, always took them to the woods to eat.  A ranger told me this time of year the bear just eat the skin, for the fat, and the brains, not sure why the brains, but use your imagination.

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He swam across the river to our side, but he never came back to check us out, thank you God.

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Earlier in the day Mike was watching the fishermen, he did try his luck a couple of time but came back empty. 

I will be posting the blogs up to this point, I just wanted to get this one written and posted, it was so exciting. 

 

2 comments:

Doing It On the Road(Part II) said...

Good post! Wish we had stopped there.

Bobbie and Salvatore said...

Very exciting!! Glad you two are still having so much fun on your trip!