Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Is there an overpopulation problem?

It is becoming "bearier" and "bearier" over here. The bears concentration around the lake is amazing. Never in my previous visits I have seem so many of them. It makes me think that this is how a famous explorer of Kamchatka, Stepan Krashennikov, must have seen these places, abundant with wildlife. Without tremendous anti poaching efforts Southern Kamchatka Wildlife Refuge workers it wouldn't be possible.

On the other hand, just being outside has become a high-adrenaline activity. We hope that soon at least some of these bears will depart to their hibernation dens.

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