Swimming is for Bears Too


Even though it’s the middle of September, we spent the afternoon swimming at Plumber Cove.

I’m not sure what the daytime high was, probably in the low twenties, but the sun felt hot, and it was a delight to swim and play with the kids in the salt water.

Around 10:30 on Sunday, we got word that the normally ‘bear free’ Keats Island had suddenly become home to a black bear.  He or she swam over from the mainland, and park managers were running from camp site to camp site asking visitors to pack out their food.

Black bears are strong swimmers, and Dane, the park guy, told me that there usually is one incident a year of a bear swimming over.

I guess the bear thought the water was just too fine to pass up, like the rest of us.

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