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* * * Newsflash: Black Bear confrontation * * *

Coming face to face with a 500lb beast!

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Whilst walking the Juan de Fuca trail (West Coast of Vancouver Island) yesterday, we were challenged by a huge Black Bear. Standing a little over 6ft high in the forest pathway, the bear was no more than 30ft in front of us. Having wanted to see a bear (from a distance!) since Yosemite, excitement took over and we struggled to remember our Bear Safety Guidelines. Instead, I fumbled for the camera, whilst trying to remember if we were meant to fight or run. Sadly the bear wasn't up for posing, and retreated before I could get a shot in. An idea of what it looked like is below:

Black Bear!

Ali will be blogging in more detail on the stunning walking and exploring on Vancouver Island...


Posted by bigtrip09 15:09 Archived in Canada Tagged animal

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