This is a grizzly bear sitting in a pool in the Glendale river in Knight Inlet. The fish that you see are returning Pink Salmon. On a good return the river is black with fish. This is important, because our coastal Grizzly Bears rely on the protein rich salmon to put on enough wait to make it through their winter hibernation.
The viewing stand we use in the fall is located on the Glendale River and the grizzlies we view use the river as their highway as well as their larder. This good sized male grizzly came down the river very close to our platform and fished for salmon for the for more than half and hour before continuing down river. As I have stated before in the blog it is good to have the big bears have a short visit because they tend to scare other bears.
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