Grizzly feeding


When May arrives, I like to see if I can spot grizzly bears feeding as they attempt to restore their weight following hibernation. Doug Thorburn beat me to it. He sent me some shots of grizzlies at the north end of the Lake.

Two young grizzlies, likely siblings, were feasting on forest greens.

One of the grizzlies looked up at the interloper.

Douglas Thorburn’s pictures are used with permission.


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6 Responses to Grizzly feeding

  1. Allan Hobden says:

    Super to see..good pics..look at the look!

  2. Douglas Thorburn says:

    In truth these two were waiting somewhat impatiently to get back to the really lush roadside greens. This explains the “what, you’re still here?” look of the one grizzly. We snapped a few quick photos then left them to their dandelions and grass.

  3. Cynthia says:

    Doug, How much do you think they weighed ? I am trying to get a sense of their (post hibernation) size.

    • Douglas Thorburn says:

      Hi Cynthia, I’m guessing that most of their apparent bulk is fur. The darker of the two looked a little more gaunt than the one facing the camera. If I had to guess I would say they might weigh 45-55 kilos. This is purely a guess-timate, trying to compare them to other local mammals of the same approximate size.

  4. Since I can’t hit Like, I’ll just say once again, thanks for all the pics all year round.

    • Alistair says:

      Susan, there is a reason my blog lacks like buttons. These buttons are supposedly a benign convenience for readers, but are actually Trojan Horses that collect data on you when you click and then track you around the Web to build a profile on you. I do not wish to subject my readers to this bad behaviour.

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