Bear Question


#1

I don’t mean to be an alarmist, but has anyone heard any reports of bears being in the Grassy Bay/Butze Rapids area recently? Someone mentioned that they had heard a report on CBC radio to this effect. Does anyone have any info regarding this?


#2

My parents have been running the Butze trail daily for a few years now and have yet to come across any evidence of bears. I’m out there fairly often and have seen a few wolves, and dead animal remains, but no bears, bear shit or bear tracks. Unless you have a small stupid dog, I wouldnt’ worry about the wildlife around Rupert too much. However, I hear bears love to eat skunk cabbage, so be safe and try not to roll in the stuff.

I’m not saying bears don’t live in the area. I live nearly downtown and there have been bears on my street, and in many other areas around town… Usually looking for garbage at night. I wouldn’t be worried about them though.


#3

as much as i think it would be cool to meet a bear in his element, i bet id really shit my pants


#4

I havn’t shit mine yet, but I have had a few good adrenaline rushes.

Dave, if I hear of anything, I’ll post it hear for ya.


#5

You get a good adrenaline rush when a black bear rushes you and you have to put three 10 gauge slugs into it before it drops.


#6

Bear’s gone through my garbage a few times (near CHSS), and there’ve been a few “bear warnings” between my street and CHSS over the years… and I’ve seen a few by seal cove, and a few out by Ridley. These have all been over the past years, I don’t think there’s ever been an “alarming number” or anything… every one that I’ve seen around here has run off as soon as I made the slightest noise.


#7

thats because you’re such a house


#8

I hiked Butze on Tuesday. No bears. In fact, in nearly a year of being here I have yet to see a bear west of Terrace.

Speaking of the Butze Trail trail though, has anyone else hiked it recently? It’s terrible! It’s now almost entirely boardwalked and/or gravelled. That’s not what a trail is meant to be! Before long there will be strollers on it, kids with small bikes and long lines of tourists!


#9

Put up or shut up: blaze your own.


#10

i recommend kiwanis trail, its as gnarly as yuo’ll want, and walking distance from town.


#11

I stand corrected. This was taken yesterday by some dude in Rupert.

http://www.screenlooking.com/images/bears.jpg

Can someone change my ‘description’ to ‘Photoshop Kiddie’?


#12

Saw one yesterday about 10 kms east of Rupert. With its cub. Dangerous. Photo:

http://menino.com/photos/albums/2004-may/normal_IMG_7243.JPG

Saw a Grizzly, up close at Salvus (about half-way to Terrace) in the fall. No slugs or buckshot with me either. We scared it by shooting the water over and over again. Scary.


#13

My bear is bigger!


#14

tonight paper said grizleys where seen down there… so its quite possible… who knows.


#15

I seen a Mama bear and her cubs here in Kitimat a few weeks ago. They were so cute.

http://hackingthemainframe.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/11658/normal_mamabear.jpg

2 summers ago the ministry of wildlife ( or ranger or whatever ) captured a bear right in our backyard at our old apartment next to Westview school.
So be bear aware folks.


#16

is it carrying the cub in the pic? do they go all limp like kittens?


#17

yes she was helping her cub cross the tracks and the little one is hopping over. The cub makes the tracks look big.


#18

GRIZZLIES AT BUTZE?? HOLY FUCKING SHIT!

you cant be serious
i will look at the paper tomorrow… not grizzleys, gotta be black bear… RIIGHT??


#19

I’ll assume it was a black bear, if a bear at all. The bear in my pic is a griz, probably 4 or 5 years old.


#20

Daily News and CBC said grizzly.