Monday, September 22, 2008

Kodiak : The Bears





Lots of big animals like to eat Salmon. The bears, which normally spend their time up in the mountains come down to eat salmon before they go back up into the colder elevations to hibernate. At one point, we saw 28 bears at one time. The bears make all sorts of paths thru the high grass surrounding the river. We use these bear path to get from one fishing hole to other fishing holes. On many occasions, we encountered bears across the river, in the river on our side of the river...all over. They were more interested in the salmon than us. Some bears were very comfortable with us being there and others were very skiddish. Sows, Boars, and cubs....we saw them all. Some of the larger Boars stay up in the mountains and are content with berries. Here are some pictures of the bears.

Bear video:

6 Comments:

At September 23, 2008 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Kyle Jones said...

Great Posts Bryan. Looks like fun. I have never been to alaska but looking at the pictures it looks like a great place to go. Amy would love to do the fishing. I have never caught any fish more than a pound and the one you are holding looks to be at least 5-6 lbs.

About the bears, do not become like Treadwell(among grizzles)and start thinking they are your friends.

 
At September 23, 2008 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Heather said...

Glad you saw all the bears and not me...one was fine on my trip! Looks like you had a blast.

 
At September 23, 2008 at 9:58 AM , Blogger TerribleTerry said...

Fish dinner @ ashby oak ct??????

 
At September 24, 2008 at 3:26 PM , Blogger Heather said...

I second that "fish Dinner!"

 
At September 25, 2008 at 6:47 AM , Blogger BB said...

my official public response to the fish dinner question is that Costco sells Pacific Salmon. I did bring home 2 salmon. The rest of the time we did "catch and release". The salmon is currently frozen and was delivered Fedex to PA yesterday.

 
At October 9, 2008 at 5:18 AM , Anonymous Grumpy said...

Had some of your salmon the other night, Bryan.....excellent! Wasn't even gut-shot!

Thanks!

BTW--the official move date is 16 October.

Grump

 

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