Many of you will remember me talking about how the last few years the salmon runs have been poor. It now appears to have gotten “real”!
It was reported on the news last night (Provincially) that 12 bears have been shot in the Tofino and Ucluelet areas! The link says 11 but you can add another one to that total!
Nobody spends more time with Bears than me.This is what I suspect is going on…………Bears need to store up on fat reserves before they den. If a bear does not get enough “fat” built up,they can die during denning?
Because the streams have been bad for the last three years in a row,”I suspect” they have started looking elsewhere? Which means some of them have migrated into our small towns in search of food. Human food has a high fat content!
Conservation Officers have never seen such a high number of bears coming into both towns before? Twelve of them had to be shot as a result!
So because humans have raped the oceans by overfishing,one of the side effects of poor salmon runs is that bears are being shot dead!
We take their food,…….they go looking for other food …….and we greet them with a 12 gauge.
My furry friends do not understand what is going on? All they want to do is get something to eat before they go to bed. This makes me profoundly sad to report this.
Apologizes to Bob Harris and Paul Webster who wrote the Spiderman song.
With Halloween coming I thought this video might be of interest! Actually both Linda and Babsje suggested I use it for Halloween.
We set one night aside each year where we try to scare ourselves silly. Of course it’s all in fun and there is no danger actually lurking. However, the salmon who escaped this bears clutches would beg to differ! The thing I love about this video is that I did nothing to set this up. I didn’t put that web there or tell this bear to come along at just the right moment! Because the sun had set,It was dark enough for the bear to trigger the Infra- red lights to come on!
Trust me, If you had been here when this was going on you’d be truly scared!
There was a Floatplane accident this afternoon. It involved a Floatplane (Beaver) from Tofino Air. It appears the plane was coming in for a landing when It was struck by a boat! This is the first time I have ever heard of anything like this happening and I’ve been flying on floatplanes now for 40 years!
My sister in law came all the way out from Ontario to visit me. She had her sister and friends with her. They were the ones on board when this happened. Nobody was hurt but they did submerge and get hypothermic. She lost all her electronics as well.
I took video and stills of the plane being loaded onto a barge. Now the investigation begins to find out why this happened?