Most of you have probably already seen this, but it is worth posting here too… Cody, who guides for the Yakutat Lodge was driving along the airport road and this happened… This is right next to Situk Leasing! Sorry for his f-bomb, but you’ll appreciate why… This is about 200 yards from the fly shop and it has charged several other cars, including most recently Greg who runs the fish plant when he was driving out here to pick up our load of fish…
The comment section is pretty funny too… The people who insist this is fake and obviously have never been to Yakutat. One said it was animation… Dorks! Best comment though is the following:
One guy with a lot of common sense… If you run away from a charge, it’ll chase.
Out on the Akwe, the bears have been just as bad. No video though… Tanis and I had a really skinny sick-looking bear come down to the edge of the water and pull on our corkline when we were in the boat about 30 feet off shore (holding to the same corkline). This week, he and his brother tore Tanis’ net to shreds and skinned several dozen sockeye. They look for hens and just suck the eggs out of the belly. A few humpies were also bitten, but it looked more like they realized it was a mistake and spat the humpy out as fast as they could… If you have sockeye, why dirty your taste buds with humpy?!?!
In addition to having my Honda ATV seat eaten, one of our fish cans we load into the plane was chewed up last weekend and leaks fish goo all over the plane floor. Not anything life threatening though. Just a Nuisance. Around the cabin on the Middle Italio, there is a big male that has chased off the sow with three cubs. She is now over at the New Italio/Akwe confluence. She is a good bear mommy though and is training her kids to run away as soon as they see us.
Life in Yakutat!