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It doesn't usually happen this way. Diving for fish is a seldom-used technique for bears, according to the National Park Service. Instead, they're more likely to pounce-and-pin fish to the river bed with their paws, or simply wait atop a falls location for the fish to jump to them like a special delivery.
Knight Inlet Lodge specializes in grizzly bear viewing for its guests. An official with the lodge told Global News that last year was the first time a grizzly bear had ever been witnessed diving. However, that bear was the only practitioner of the art. This year, they say, several young bears seem to have picked up the habit from that early adopter.
Hat tip: Global News
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