Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: Them's BEARS in that thar creek!!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Them's BEARS in that thar creek!!!!

There's no place like Alaska!

Urban Campbell Creek running brown with bears

"Lured by prosperous runs of salmon, bears prowl the dense brush on either side of the narrow creek, pounding down a dirt track. In a single day earlier this month, state wildlife biologist Rick Sinnott walked the creek from the east boundary of Far North Bicentennial Park, at the edge of the mountains, nearly to Lake Otis Parkway a few miles to the west, and he counted the paw prints of at least eight individual brown bears, including a sow with cubs."

I live in a nice Anchorage neighborhood across the street from the grade and middle schools and walking distance from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. It's also walking or biking distance from one of my favorite places for a picnic, Cambell Creek Park (the green square on E. 48th Ave). The red star on the map is where I live. The red arrow shows the creek and area they are talking about that is full of bears.

Cool, huh?

I've had three bear encounters in this state in the 21 years I've lived here - one of them was in Anchorage.


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