posted on Oct, 11 2008 @ 11:38 PM
reply to post by Good Wolf
Yeah considering that man was alone and had no one to help him out. Not like the man in the marina in Vancouver area. A bear had been watching him
from across the water. Set it's sights on the man and then swam across the marina, boarded the boat and then attacked the man. It took (I believe) 5
men to try to pull the bear off of the man. Eventually one of the men killed the bear. The bear would not give up. It wanted to eat him. So this lone
man at Green Lake BC was very, very lucky with that one strike of the stick.
I had an experience with a small grizzly one time. Only about 800 - 900 lbs. But that experience had me shaking for a week. I was glad that none of us
(bear included) had to be killed. It was an extremely dicey situation. I never want to be in again.
I never had problems with black bears. Although now could be a different story. At the time of the grizzly encounter, I was 5 years into personally
studying and photographing black bears. I had been at arm's length of black bear sows with cubs and never was hurt. But there is an explanation for
that. My study was carried out on a ranch that expands a few thousand acres. They were used to me and my scent.
Something is going on and I think it has to do with the environment. It is forcing the animals down into populated areas of BC. Bears and wolves are
killing livestock more than usual. Black bears are hanging out in groups and are entering people's yards. People are getting attacked and bears are
getting killed. My dad says he is having a hell of a time fighting back the weeds such as Hockweed and Rattleweed. It has never been this bad. He is
convinced nature is trying to reclaim itself. A couple of summer's ago he was on the tractor working in a field when a black bear ran out from the
woods and then attempted to jump on to the moving tractor to attack him. I have lived in the Bulkley Valley BC since the mid 70's. Things like that
just never happened before. (I haven't been around BC for a while. I've been in Saskatchewan going on 8 years now.) It is as if the bears are
displaying signs of stress.