Not all Kodiak bears hibernate over winter. In fact, 15% do not. I heard there has been one hanging around Wall Mart a few blocks form here as recent as a few weeks ago. Makes you be a little more careful when you hike the Island Trail just behind the house.
To imagine what a visit here might be like, here is link to an article by an Australian ...and a picture of the bear they found enjoying the supplies back at their kayak on their return.
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