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A black bear (Ursus americanus) of the BC coast looks up from his foraging along the shore to check us out before continuing on his way in search of food. Until the salmon start to run on the coast black bears will often search along the shore in between tides looking for rock crabs, barnacles and muscles etc. to eat and with this they will add roots, sedges, grasses, insects, carrion, small mammals and berries plus one of their favourite’s the wild pacific crab apple. Once the salmon run commences they will often be found on estuaries and in river systems chasing this much needed protein to fill their need of 20,000 calories per day, before winter sets in.