Polar bear reported on Fogo Island

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The RCMP is warning the public after reports were received of a polar bear in Tilting. Fresh bear tracks were seen in the Fogo Island community Tuesday.


Police and wildlife officers will patrol the area in the morning.

The RCMP asks that anyone encountering a bear be extremely cautious and call police about it immediately.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Fogo Island

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  • Susan Crockford
    January 27, 2016 - 13:35

    Well, well - isn't life just like fiction! My recent book is a polar bear attack thriller that features Fogo and other northern Newfoundland communities, including St. Anthony. It's called "EATEN: A novel" - and it takes place in early March 2025. See interview in the Northern Pen: http://www.northernpen.ca/living/2016/1/25/a-northern-peninsula-thriller.html

    • dave k
      January 27, 2016 - 14:21

      nice job spamming the newspaper

  • Where did it come from?
    January 27, 2016 - 08:48

    Where did it come from-is there northern ice there now flowing southward already? We don't hear of this until spring usually.

    • Carolyn
      January 27, 2016 - 11:21

      I asked the same question as I'm from Change Islands and this is way too early for ice floes from the north..turns out there are some icebergs in the area. Very unusual