Q: WHY ARE BEARS A PROBLEM IN SO MANY PLACES?
A: We are trespassing in their habitat and bear populations are increasing rapidly and we (people) are considered “food” or a source of easy food.
Q: WHY DO WE HAVE A 24 HOUR SERVICE?
a) So your staff can get a good rest at night.
b) Summer Daylight hours in Alaska
c) Bears are nocturnal, or more active in the early morning and evening hours.
d) safety in all the above
Q: WHAT SHOULD WE UNDERSTAND ABOUT BEARS AND OTHER BIG FOUR LEGGED ANIMALS?
A: These are WILD creatures, they are not tame animals!! They are especially dangerous when they become habituated to humans. (In other words, they don’t know who you are!) THESE CAN BE DANGEROUS, DANGEROUS ANIMALS! (I can’t stress this enough!)
Q: WHAT IS THE #1 RULE AROUND CAMPS?
A: NEVER feed animals or leave food available around camps.
This picture was taken by a geologist who was staying on Kodiak and took the picture from a plane while en route to a job site. The bears are feeding on a whale carcass - there were at least as many on the hills outside of the picture.