Fish Tales – Swimming Bear

Black Bear Swimming
A black bear swimming Clover Pass near Ketchikan, Alaska
Uh… Dan… That log in the water has ears.

I had the binoculars and just happened to glance at the object in the water, just as Dan had changed course to avoid it. Logs are a regular navigation hazard in these waters, everyone keeps a sharp lookout ahead.

It can’t be… it is… it’s a bear.

But this channel has got to be a mile wide!

It was, we used the GPS and navigation computer to check, 1.1 miles across, assuming a straight course. We watched that bear swim the last 50 yards and climb out of the water. That was one exhausted black bear.

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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