Bear Country Inn
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... road seemed to be even more muddy. At one point Andy said he was not sure if we could make it there, because the mud seemed to be getting worse. But we made it! And our lazy bear was still at the same area! He (or she) heard us, lifted up his head and watched us for a few quick minutes, then hunkered down in the shrubs. Both of our rhinos drove closer, he did not move. We got to a spot about 50 meter away from him, stopped the vehicle, and we started shooting.
... different direction, there were 3 bears! We were told they were the mother and her two cubs who were born last year. But they were quite far away so I was not able to get any good shots.
It was after 1pm now. Our guides made a fire using drift wood branches and spread out our lunch, which consisted of hot dogs (made of bison meat), cold slaw, all sorts of condiments, chips, cookies, apples, juice, coffee, wine, etc. We each picked up a branch, speared the hot ...
... lunch. Lunch was served shortly after - biscuits, pumpkin soup, and a salad. Just before dessert, a black bear showed up outside the compound so everybody went outside to see it and take pictures. It was a very chubby and healthy black bear, with shiny black hair. Our guide, Andy (who was our guide at Seal River Lodge 3 years ago!) said he called this bear Porky because she (or he?) was chubby.
After lunch, Andy gave us a short talk about safety ...
... 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 ...
... who had been lounging in a bed of kelp, got up and started walking towards us. Cameras started really clicking and we quietly went out onto the back observation deck to observe him. We are warned to be quiet, not to make any sudden moves and do NOT hang anything over the railing. Well, the large male came lumbering over to the back of the buggy, ambled under the see-through grating and sticks his nose right up to it, about 1 foot ...