Our bear is getting more and more publicity. First this, from the Times Colonist: Bear proves its sea legs with swim to Gulf island.
A black bear has managed to swim to Gabriola Island, quashing the community’s long-standing reputation as a bruin-free zone.
The bear was first spotted May 7 near Twin Beaches and has been seen around the island since, according to the Gabriola Rescue of Wildlife Society.
The group believes the bear swam over during low tide in a hunt for food and will eventually leave. Until then, people are asked to bear-proof their garbage bins and take away bird feeders. [continue]
Then this article from the Daily News: Bear spotted on Gabriola Island.
A black bear managed to swim to Gabriola Island this month, quashing the community’s long-standing reputation as a bruin-free zone.
A Tourism B.C. website (www.hellobc. com) promotes Gabriola Island as having no bears or cougars, and residents say they have not seen bears roaming the area for at least two decades. [continue]
At this rate I expect our bear will make national and international news soon.
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