Poachers

Things you usually never see.
At a 2 hour stop in Haines I am walking the shore aft of our ferry and find this hunk of bearskin floating in the water and move with a stick on to a bed of autumn grass.
Guess this would be greed on exhibit. When I asked one of the deckhands later about this, he said poachers are after the gall bladder. He also said to notice the deeper red flesh mostly above the dark hole. That’s tissue damage from the shockwave of the bullet. I had no idea.

5 thoughts on “Poachers

  1. Very sad. Sad too that you’re up at this hour or you are using a delay sending feature. Hang in there…no alternative anyway.

  2. Why the gall bladder? Didn’t we exchange a few emails about that subject years ago? Such a waste of a beautiful animal.

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