The abundance of salmon in an area determines what part of the salmon is eaten by a grizzly bear. The more salmon the more likely that the grizzly bears will eat just the head, skin and row, which are the choice parts of the salmon for a bear. This is also true once the bears are fatter they tend to be more selective in what portion of the salmon they eat. So at the start of season and the end when the bears need to put on those last few pounds they eat the whole salmon.
Grizzly Bear watching on the Glendale River – 2 of 7
When we go to shore to drive up the river we land on a finger of land that was an approach to a dock once used by a logging camp. The first photo is the view looking out of the Glendale River estuary and up Knight Inlet. The River is about half way up Knight Inlet which means the Inlet extends for another 72 kilometers (45 miles) to the head. The second photo is looking into the mouth of the River as you can see the stern of the skiff from yesterdays posting. This photo was taken at high tide as the tops pilings you can see may be 5 meters (15 ft.) out of the water at a low tide.Visit our Blog