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.