MY FURRY FRIEND “BIG RED”


Wayne Barnes at Tofino Photography highlights a horrible case of animal cruelty- a must-read post!

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Last Friday I was on my way out to camp for a few days when a friend told me about a bear I’ve known for years. “Big Red” is the largest male bear out there. Nobody messed with “Big Red”!

I looked back into my archives to see how long I’ve known him? About 8 years as it turns out. I called him “Big Red” because of his rear end being reddish in colour. When bears get mange their hair falls out and when the new hair grows back in for some reason its a reddish colour.

“Big Red” was unusual,he would stop and stare at you like a human It was unnerving to be honest! I first met him years ago up in Fortune Channel. Most of the bears are there because of the crabs. After a year of being there he decided to move to quieter regions. It…

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  1. Big Red and I thank you Jacquie!

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    1. I’m so sorry this happened to that beautiful creature. Alberta has a problem like this with their big game animals- Bighorn sheep, Elk, grizzlies. Trophy hunting needs to be banned!

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      1. Its all over the Earth Jacquie. Our species has not fully evolved.

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        1. Sad, but true.

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        2. True to that our species have got the upper hand and for what just because we talk and they do not. Sad.

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          1. always some bad apples in the barrel and its up to good souls to weed them out.

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          2. Yes absolutely true and agree totally with your words. That is life in a nutshell.

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          3. yes and as you know…..we do have a few nuts!

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          4. Yes absolutely true

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          5. Agreed, Kamal. I hope and pray the next generation is kinder than we are!

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          6. Yes hope so and for that we have to pray to our Lord

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  2. So sad. I just don’t get the joy in killing. My husband and I have gotten so snarky and bitter about the wanton murder of animals and the destruction of the planet that whenever we see something wonderful – an animal, a forest, a river, a flower – we look at each other and say, “That’s so beautiful! Let’s kill it!”

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    1. I know what you mean, Diana. There isn’t much that bothers me anymore, but this kind of senseless destruction is so unnecessary. I’d like to see how those hunters would feel with their heads on a pike!

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      1. Oh! Ha ha. I wasn’t going to go there, but I agree!

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  3. Mae Clair says:

    That is such a heartbreaking post, Jacquie. I do not get people at all. Waht they did is just despicable!

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    1. I’d like to see heavy fines and even jail time for this kind of offence but that will never happen.

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      1. Mae Clair says:

        I hear you!!

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  4. I do love the outdoors and camping Jacquie. But Big Red, dogs and myself mark our territories differently. This share is an opening for summer adventures and reads. I am delighted. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I don’t see why hunters can’t get their shots with a camera 📷 instead of guns!

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      1. They aim to kill. Many bears aim to eat and kill. Scary! But then again, they’re hunters not photographers.

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  5. That was so sad. Some people can be so cruel.

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    1. Agreed, Michele. He was a beautiful creature minding his own business. This is wrong on so many levels 😟

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  6. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Jacquie I can’t stand animal cruelty! I really really am mad every time I see something like this!

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    1. I’m right there beside you, my friend ((hugs))

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  7. Sad and very sad no more can I say. Our world and where it is going with these poor species.

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    1. We talk big about conservation, now we need to actually live it!

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      1. Yes absolutely true and agree totally with your words Jacquie we have to do something to save our earth

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