This is incredible. Not far from the Banff townsite, a popular resort town in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Parks Canada officials spotted grizzly #148 on a fishing expedition.
The female bear spent a week there earlier this month plucking spawning suckerfish from a pond by Vermilion Lakes.
Parks Canada closed the area to hikers to let the bear do her thing.
Salmon are a significant food source for grizzlies in coastal regions, but fish are a rare treat for bears in land-locked Alberta.
“Every once in a while, nature delivers. Here’s some spectacular video of female grizzly bear #148 feeding on fish just a few minutes outside the Banff townsite in Banff National Park,” officials wrote in its posting to YouTube.
Other critters also enjoyed the fish bits that grizzly #148 left behind. Coyotes, bald eagles and other critters feasted on the scraps.
Photos Parks Canada/YouTube