Bear-footin’, not bare footin’

  • Jun. 4, 2008 1:00 p.m.

Tlell resident Susan Wright first thought she was looking at a human foot when her dog led her to a piece of bone and flesh in the tide line while they were out for their Saturday morning walk. “You could see little toes, five toes,” she said. “I thought oh, this looks like a foot.” Ms Wright said she could see that it was a left foot, approximately the same size as her own. She immediately thought of the several human feet which have found washed up in the Vancouver area and phoned the RCMP. When an RCMP officer arrived, he identified it as a bear foot, which looks very similar to a human foot. The officer and Ms Wright walked further along the beach where they found another bear foot and a paw. Ms Wright said she was surprised that anyone would think it was okay to dispose of bear parts by dumping them on the beach. She’s also concerned about piles of fish parts which she has seen on the shoreline. The fish parts don’t get swept into the ocean, they just sit in a clump and rot. “Sometimes it gets pretty gross,” she said. “It’s not really nice to use the beach for a garbage dump.”

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