Your grizzly bear tour day up Knight Inlet to the viewing stands in the fall allows you an opportunity to view a variety of bear activity and behaviour. In this case this grizzly has eaten the head first, as it is high in mineral content. It appears that a better view is necessary to look for more food, possibly competition is near, or if you stand up it shows how big one is and you keep your fishing area. In this case Bruce provides the answer in his comment.“We had been watching this female grizzly bear catching the salmon on the weir for quite some time then it suddenly stood up to its full height when it picked up the scent of an approaching male!” Photos by Bruce & Carole Cripps 6-11
Grizzly bear watching from our lodge in Knight Inlet starts in late May. At this time of the season the mother grizzlies bring their cubs, born in the den between January and March, to the beach for the first time. The three or four month cubs are very timid the first time they see a boat but when the mother ignores the “clicking cameras” so do the cubs but they are still alert to our presence. If the size of a dog pup’s feet is an indication of its eventual size then this cub will develop into a good-sized bear.
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