So this is interesting. The leadership in Banff showed their caring and strength by asking people to stay home and not visit. This from a town that is built on and relies deeply upon tourism. So far people are respecting that and a curious thing is happening. The animals are taking back place. Cougars, packs of coyotes and herds of elk and deer are roaming the streets. As we push into spring it will only be a matter of time until the bears join the fray.
Thank you everyone, for respecting, abiding by and promoting staying at home. And when you must go out, please don’t be like these wolves, give others space. It’s for the health of all of us.
A brilliant walk at Stanley Glacier was punctuated with a unique crossing not 15 feet in front of us. I’m pleased to say no one panicked, the dog was on the leash and the big brute wasn’t interested in us. A walk in the park takes on a whole different meaning…
What is it with me and the wildlife here?
What is it with me and animals around here in the early morning? And this after narrowly missing coming across a grizzly bear on a trail (another runner hollered at me to not go any further down a path). Yeesh.
The “Boss”, Bear 122 was picked up on a remote camera a few days ago. It’s officially bear season! For a bit of info on the Boss, check out: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/legendary-grizzly-the-boss-first-banff-bear-to-emerge-from-den-in-2015-1.2290695