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I stumbled across this photo today on Instagram.

The photographer says he shot it today at Seymour and didn't know it could be a grizzly until someone else pointed it out in the comments.

I was definitely surprised to see this photo. Thoughts?

Edit: Gah, how to make it appear in the text, not just as a thumnail?
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It has a hump on the back so it is a grizzly. But i'm not convinced that the picture was taken on Seymour since from what i know that is not a grizzly habitat. Here is an older article about a black bear attack on Seymour:

http://www.news1130.com/2011/07/06/b...mount-seymour/

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Edit: Gah, how to make it appear in the text, not just as a thumnail?
That hump points to grizzly bear


But, like alpinehiker says, it would be very unusual as North Shore is black-bear, not grizzly habitat.
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Here's the link to his Instagram if anyone is looking for it: http://instagram.com/p/wkaTRNvXuW/?modal=true

Oh also, it's worth noting that this person's Instagram handle is "gvrd" but they have no relationship to any government body - it's just some guy.

I was shocked to see this photo as I don't think there has been recorded evidence of a grizzly on the North Shore for decades (but I could be wrong).
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My 4 year old just asked why Grinder and Koola are out of their pen...

I believe Simon and Gerry? spotted a couple Grizzlies around the Stawamus FSR in the Fannin rangea few years back. I know that's not Seymour, but not that far away.

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There is a grizzly that frequents the Ashlu drainage, but again, that's a fair ways away.
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It would be very, very late in the year for a grizzly to be wandering around anywhere in BC, let alone on Seymour, without any other reports of sightings to indicate they've found a food supply which incited them to skip hibernation.

I'm pretty sure this is somebody with a poor sense of humor. "Haha, now they all think there's a bear, suckers!".
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Don't think this photo was taken yesterday, at least not here - no leaves on bushes at the moment
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My 4 year old just asked why Grinder and Koola are out of their pen...

I believe Simon and Gerry? spotted a couple Grizzlies around the Stawamus FSR in the Fannin rangea few years back. I know that's not Seymour, but not that far away.
That was in the Ashlu area on the Chimai trip.
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Don't believe everything that's on the internet. You should question what time of year the photo was taken. Also, what was the location of the photo? Who actually took the photo? Read the instagram postings and see some inconsistencies. Check the posters instagram account and see what other photos he/she has posted. Do some research before jumping to conclusions. Remember its the internet.

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According to this article, its very possible to see them in the area, but surprising.
Perhaps the poster is trying to thin out the crowds on Semour.
http://www.vancouversun.com/technolo...404/story.html

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The bears in the photo are grizzly bears .....
Doubt about being it being taken yesterday ...... late spring foliage in the photo ....
The cub could be a third year cub ...... it happen sometimes with g-bears.


The grizzly bear once ranged as far south as central Mexico (on the coast) ....
It's on the state flag of California, although it's been gone for over 100 years ....
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At the end of the day these are wild animals and as such unpredictable. I.e. in Calgary bears are spotted sometimes in people backyards around Glenmore reservoir (which is like in the middle of the city), mostly in the fall -- they come looking for food down Elbow.

But in this case it is very unlikely. If I had to bet on something, I'd say picture was taken sometimes in summer at some FSR in upper Squamish River valley, perhaps Ashlu as someone pointed out. Perphaps not to thin Seymour crowds, just as a joke; internet is generally full of miss-information of all sorts.
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That was in the Ashlu area on the Chimai trip.
ah my bad, thought it was Stawamus

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It took a little digging, but I was able to find the original.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--0_M0XAga8..._2013_0082.JPG

http://rubikonadventures.blogspot.ca...tion-solo.html
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