! How much variety!
In this wild immensity they inhabit bears, moose, wolves, wapitis, eagles, deer, porcupines and squirrels, those small and playful squirrels that come to see if they get something to eat fascinate me.
The undisputed star is the Bear, you discover astonished at the first sudden jam in the middle of the road, the only road that runs through the Rockies. There is a tremendous traffic jam, both ways, and people come out of the cars to see the bear. It is dangerous, all national parks warn that you do not come near, you see them from the car, that blah, blah, blah… but you can not avoid. It’s like not entering the concert of your favorite musician.
Although there are grizzly bears (they have registered about 100 in the Rockies, that Canadians are very orderly) they can not be seen easily, but it is very common to see black bears, every day you see one or two, eating quietly by the road, or on a road, and so seen from afar. They do not seem very dangerous, but it is always necessary to wear an anti-bear spray and know the rules of behavior when you meet them.
Differentiate a gray bear from a black bear
! You have to know how to differentiate! Behavior before a grizzly and a black bear is quite different, and before you act you should differentiate it. ! Easy!
Can you imagine, with the guide of bears in hand, to see… Yes is darker, does not seem to weigh more than 400 kg, if it is grizzly will be female, well maybe it is a calf, do not know if that is considered a small hump differentiating? ! You have to take a master’s degree in differentiating bears!
We follow the advice of the experts: “make noise. Let the bears know what your position is before they see you. Sing, speak loud, clap, “so the hikes were a feast of songs and laughter.
And here is the photo to my first bear, coming to Lake Louise and back because it gave him a little cut not to speak fluent Spanish. ! Shy boy!