Tracking In My Backyard

I have been back on Canadian soil for two weeks. It has taken two weeks to get back into the work routine, as well as, adapting to jet lag and allowing the body clock to readjust.

Today I was able to enjoy walking in my backyard. My residence is about 200 metres from a golf course which provides a wonderful walking experience. The local newspaper reported that a cougar was spotted around town and also that the mother bear and her cubs had not yet hibernated for the winter. The paper cautioned to be alert when out walking and have a walking partner.

The sun was warming the morning air as my sister and I set out to walk the perimeter of the golf course enjoying the crisp air with the sun warming our faces. As we were walking around a sand trap, we noticed branches on the ground. Upon further inspection we could see claw marks on the trees and more branches broken hanging from the trees.



As we inspected the ground and the trees, we found the small footprints of the young bears as the tree would not have supported mommy bear.

Our path wandered along the ridge providing a wonderful view of the river below.

Along the ridge there were larger tracks that belonged to mother bear and also footprints belonging to the cougar.


We finished our morning walk by checking to see if any ice had formed on the falls or along the creek.


There was no ice but as winter approaches the ice will form.
Although we did see the footprints left in the snow, we did not see any bears or a cougar. We did see deer but we are accustomed to seeing these ungulates around our neighbourhood.

Enjoying my backyard doesn’t disappoint as at this present moment and time, I live in a beautiful corner of British Columbia, Canada.

About journeyingjoyously

Mother, ESL mentor, enjoys the beauty of nature, strives to elicit gratitude, joy and bliss day by day while on the adventure of being human.
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2 Responses to Tracking In My Backyard

  1. Finstad, K says:

    Saw the same bears last night They are still not denned yet

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