Bear Country Inn
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... into town. Churchill has a "bear jail" in town where they hold the wandering bears until they can relocate about 60 miles from town. There are currently 10 bears in lock up.
We did spot a red fox on the outskirts of town around sunset, as we toured around town in our bus....but no bears. We will head out in the tundra vehicles tomorrow to find the ...
... bear behaviour and the environment around the Hudson's Bay presented by Les Stegenga of the Calgary Zoo and Brian Keating (see attached link to an interview with him about our day with the polar bears on CBC radio or visit his web site www.goingwild.org) both of whom are imminent wildlife experts. They were followed by a short briefing on what was to follow once we landed in Churchill. It made the 2 hour flight at 35,000 feet pass ...
... him down.
But instead of letting that happen, the scientists living in Churchill to study the ecosystem use an alternative to having to kill the bear.
They put him in jail. No joke, that is what they call it. Bear Jail. They tranquilize the bear and put him in a safe but not especially comfortable holding cell. They keep him there for several days, but do ...
... walked right up to our vehicle and peered at us a short while before moving on. That was the closet encounter we have had so far. Wow! Yvonne was busy taking movies on her cell phone.
By the time we left the tundra at 4PM we had seen over 12 polar bears plus the other animals I mentioned. It was a "diamond day".
The weather continues to be overly mild for this time of the year. . It was close to 40 ...
... of knots and don't stop. The little fox was very obliging and just kept weaving his way in our direction. Apparently when they are hunting they are oblivious to everything else and stay focused on their job. Thank goodness for that, because he ended up sitting right next to a lemming's burrow a few metres from the buggy. Then the poor little rodent poked his head out and the fox sprung on him. They are really comical to watch as they leap quite high into ...