Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Ok, so no need to panic... our face-to-face time with the bear was under a completely controlled situation. On the weekend we headed up the Grouse Mountain gondola to enjoy the city night views as the sun was setting. Once up there, we decided to try and catch a glimpse of the resident grizzly bears Grinder and Coola, two orphaned bears in the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. We were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of them (not sure which) before he slumped over and started snoring (this bear is apparently quite a loud snorer)... not sure where the other one was. Apologies for the dark pictures, but the sun had already set by the time we got up there... and having a camera flashing in a big bear's face, didn't seem like the best idea.