LIONS ARE SAFE

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Some of you might remember a recent posting of mine describing how someone put spikes around a float to stop the Lions from using it. I got the DFO (Dept. of Fishier’s & Oceans) to remove the spiked strips from the float.The Lions can hop up without fear of being injured.

This link will take you to CHEK news. It’s the first news item.

https://www.cheknews.ca/5pm-newscast-october-17-2017-377596/

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SEARCHING FOR DINNER

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Bears love this spot when they are looking for salmon! Bears can get salmon either fresh or dead.More dead than fresh I’d say.The dead salmon float downstream sometimes becoming snagged in tree roots along the streams banks.Bears know this & so always check these spots out.Thats what this bear was doing………searching for leftovers.

HANGING WITH FRIENDS

WATER DANCING

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OH………..If your curious,no he didn’t get the salmon.Most times they miss.

WASH DAY

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PEEKING

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DINNER INVITATION

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When a bear grabs a salmon,the first thing they do is get out of there! They know that If another bear sees him with that tasty salmon, there is a good chance it’ll charge forcing the bear to drop the salmon & flee.Bears always try to avoid fighting.

They eat the salmon deep in the forest in private.Because of this behaviour, over thousands of years the trees surrounding a salmon bearing stream grow larger than they normal would if they were not near a salmon stream. The whole fish is never eaten totally.So through out the entire forest hundreds if not thousands of salmon are scattered about.The nitrogen from the fish decays into the soil & the nutrients are absorbed by the root systems.Mother Natures fertilizing technique!

They’ve sampled these trees & found fish nitrogen in them!

This Chum salmon volunteered to be dinner tonight for this lucky bruin!

FAST FOOD

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SEARCHING FOR DINNER

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SHADOW BEAR

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THATS ONE LONG TONGUE BUDDY!

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LEAH!

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I’ve known Leah for almost 4 years now.She keeps to herself over in the meadow in Tranquil.I’ve never had a good opportunity to get some good pictures of her…until today! I could tell she wasn’t impressed.She did a “Blow”.When bears do that that means they are upset.So I left her alone.

 

LAYING ABOUT

SEA LIONS BEING INJURED

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I was down in Ucluelet today.I took some shots of a bunch of Lions on a float out in Ucluelet’s harbour.I didn’t notice it at the time,but it appears that someone has placed some spiked 2X4 strips around the perimeter to prevent the Lions from wanting to get up onto the float. Anyone who knows Sea Lions,know they love to hang out on wharfs,docks & floats barking away contently.

Whoever owns this float has done this on purpose with no regard to the Lions being injured by these 6 inch spikes! I am looking into this to see If I can get these spikes pulled or this float pulled from the water? The Lions are beginning to come back into the harbour for safe refuge from the storms.

I’m sure some have already been injured! Will keep you informed on how this unfolds?

MUNCHING & CRUISING

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ON GUARD

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SUNSET REFLECTIONS

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TOFINO BEACH SCENES

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FLIGHT

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SHADES OF “PIGLET”

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SHADES OF “PEGGY”

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“PEGGY”

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“PIGLET” HAS MUMMIES BACK

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A BEAR HALO

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I always love to see a halo around a bears head! Makes the bears fur “pop”.

“STRIPE” & “LITTLE STRIPE”

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“Stripe” has always been a skittish girl & that fear has been placed into her cub,”Little Stripe”. Little Stripe keeps to the forest & the forest edge because she is afraid.She’s going to have to get use to other bears during the salmon spawning season! Not a good idea for a bear to be overly confident or overly scared.Balanced is the key.

A GOLDEN BLUE HERON

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ROMEO STRETCHING HIS LEGS

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A SUNSET WALK

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TAKING OFF

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BEING WATCHFUL

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FORTUNE CHANNEL BEAR PANORAMIC

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This is a Sow called “Stripe”.She has a rather large white stripe down her front & so does her cub! The cub ( Little Stripe) stayed inside the forest. Only “Stripe” came out.

SPITTLE POINT EAGLES

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ROMEO

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ONE BIG GIRL

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I’ve known this bear for a few years now.She’s always been such a beautiful soul. I’ve named her “Lovey”.

Unfortunately by the time I got to her,the light was gone.Her fur coat would of had a halo around it if the sun had been out!

SPREAD EAGLE

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Romeo came over to say hello! I always enjoy his company so much!

ROMEO’S ECLIPSE

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Believe it or not,I asked Romeo to come over to this spot…….& he did!It was the only perching spot he goes to that had a clear sight of the moon in behind.He even turned sideways! Such a good boy!

SUNSET SEARCH

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This Blue Heron was searching the shallows for dinner.

PERCHED PRETTY

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SHADED PROFILE

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PEGGY & PIGLET

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TOUCH & GO

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ROMEO & JULIETTE

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LAZING ABOUT

 

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TRANQUIL RESTING

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A HERON MOON

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SUNSET SAIL

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ERNIE’S MOON

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ROMEO

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ROMEO’S SUNSET

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ROMEO’S MOON

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