Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Monster grizzly captured in Montana

On a lighter note, here's a little interesting news for fellow bear lovers. Bear biologists in Montana recently trapped a 7 foot 6 inch, 750 lb. boar grizzly in Montana while capturing bears to fit them with tracking collars. They estimate the bear they've nicknamed "big daddy" could reach 900 lbs. after the summer feeding season. While big Alaskan coastal brownies can top 10 ft. and 1500 lbs., 750 lbs is certainly beastly proportions for a Rocky Mountain grizzly. Very cool. Get the whole scoop here.


padraig said...

Your link's a little messed up Griz, try this:
giant grizzly

Closest I ever came to a grizzly was from the deck of a cruise ship going through Glacier Bay in Alaska. We saw this huge head in the water as it swam across the bay. It didn't appear bothered by either the cold water OR our boat.

Grizzly Bear said...

Ooops. Thanks for the correction, Padraig. The closest I've been to a grizz was one time a buddy and I were fly fishing in Yellowstone. We were in the river and he came wandering along the bank maybe 100 feet away or so. He didn't pay any attention to us and just went along his merry way. I've seen brownies in Alaska, but nothing too close for comfort. We have a lot of regular black bears around here where we live, and we see them a lot, sometimes very close up. They just look at you at run the other way. It's the mountain lions, which we see less often, that can make you nervous.