Saturday, June 16, 2012

Black Bear Swimming

While fishing on Powell Lake, Wayne and I had an amazing experience. We were trolling in First Narrows. Wayne was trying to get his line out. I looked up the lake and saw what looked like a bumpy log, but it was moving faster and in a different direction than the wind. So rather than finish putting out our lines, we went over to investigate. As we came near, we realized it was a black bear swimming for shore.



While we can't be sure, the trajectory he was on seemed to come from Goat Island. Following the angle back, the bear must have swum about a kilometre from shore to shore. What an amazing show of strength and determination. Now the big question, why? For that I do not have an answer. -- Margy

15 comments:

  1. Wow! That WAS amazing! Great footage of it...I'm like you, wondering why he'd do that.

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  2. Terrific experience! I'd love to see something like that!

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  3. Wow! now that is a camera critter catch! Great job.

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  4. Wow, that was so cool to watch. Thanks for sharing the filming of the bear swimming.

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  5. How wonderful! I love the way that he looks over his shoulder as if to say goodbye to you xxx

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  6. That was beautiful!
    I once watched a wolf across our old lake. Seemed young as I know I'VE walked around the lake, but it wanted to cross it.
    I love watching raw footage of wild animals.
    Well done!
    Greetings from Cottage Country!

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  7. Awesome sighting and capture on video Margy.

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  8. Nice video Margy. I never realized they would swim so far like that. Guess we learn something new everyday.

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  9. What an amazing capture!

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  10. Wow - what an amazing sight.

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  11. Wow, cool sighting. I think seeing bears is great, as long as you are a distance away. Great captures.

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  12. Wow!!! What a sight! I heard there have been some black bears sighted around the GTA. But how neat to see one sort of up-close, but not in a dangerous way. :)

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  13. Thanks everyone for stopping by to comment on my Camera Critter post. It was an experience Wayne and I will remember for a long time. - Margy

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  14. Think I'll stick to the swimming pool thanks. By the way Barn Swallow and Swallow are one and the same, Hirundo rustica but colour may vary across the Atlantic.

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