Last night I took a stroll down DeBoville Slough in Port Coquitlam. It’s a great place to enjoy nature as you walk or bike down the trails. I chose to walk, and I’m glad I did. There is always something to see if you take the time to slow down and see it!
I was fast losing light as I played shutterbug with the clouds and water. I paused at this spot for a good long time , when from across the water on the high path another walked called for my attention. Now when anyone is trying to get your attention on the Slough, you listen. Often a good Samaritan will give you a heads up about a wandering bear. This is a worry at this time of night, in that location.
Heeding his call I doubled back a few feet and there up in the tree, wasn’t a bear (phewf!) but rather a Blue Heron! Almost directly above my location!
Such a beautiful and majestic bird. I hung around through the fading light, hoping he/she (I try not to assume!) would take flight and I could catch that wingspan with my lens. Finally as walkers and joggers became fewer and far between I was warned about a bear wandering in the Blueberry fields directly beside the Slough. Not just a bear, they told me, but a BIG bear.
Well ’nuff said. I wasn’t hanging out in that spot any longer. Bears are quick, and the quantity of blackberry bushes that circled my spot would be tempting for the large lumbering friends of the forest.
Taking a couple last shots, I packed up and wandered home.
On a slightly sideways note, have you heard about the grow op that was busted in BC that was being guarded by 10 Black Bears? Honestly it sound like something Steven Colbert would rant about….but it’s true. That seems, whats the word I’m looking for here, ahh…..stupid.