Opinion

Dogs and good friends required in bear country

Last week, when walking with my dog along the Beaver Lodge main trail, coming out onto Trask Road, what did I see but a black bear ambling up the road toward us.

I stood and waited for a few moments hoping the bear would decide to hop up to the underbrush and take another route to wherever she/he was going. It didn’t.

There is one house there that has two dogs and I walked into their yard, hoping that either someone was home, or maybe the dogs would bark and scare off the bear. Predictably, the dogs barked.

They did their job – well done.

Just then a group of ladies walked by, also leaving the trails, so I told them of the bear and we all looked up the road – no bear, so apparently it had left.

Many thanks to Margo who very kindly gave myself and my dog a ride up to McPhedran. Nature is beautiful, but bears are best viewed from a distance!

Marina Mactavish,

Campbell River

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