To Tag a Bear, Take a Shovel!


Out in the beautiful snowy forest of the Algonquin Park, in Ontario Canada, Rick Mercer takes on a new adventure, to tag Black bears with bear expert and Park Ranger, Dr. Martin Olbert.  Rick Mercer is flown by helicopter over the cold, snowy white terrain and spy a downed moose carcase with a lone wolf not too far off.  He is told that there are 35 wolf packs within this magnificent park.   

Rick is amused by the fact that he will be venturing off in search of hibernating bears in order to tag them, but that the females do not sleep in order to feed their young.  What they will use for protection from these mother bears will be a shovel!  Dr. Olbert says the bears are not aggressive, in most cases…. 

What a wonderful job to have indeed!  I would love this type of job.  What a worthwhile way to spend time.  I would do this in a heart beat.  See what you think….

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I love animals & working to protect them. The way I do this is mainly by supporting environmental bills that will help ensure their safety. I have two tri color Collies of my own, named Kindr N Stix that I adore & love to write about as well. I enjoy to throw a splash of humor and music videos when the mood strikes me as well. Welcome and hope you enjoy your visit.
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6 Responses to To Tag a Bear, Take a Shovel!

  1. Yeah, my kind of dream job too! Lucky are the ones who find a career in what they have a passion for!

  2. Cher says:

    What a wonderful story, the bears are looked after really well. I hope the cubs will be safe. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    • pawzy4 says:

      Hi Cher, it is wonderful that there are people that will do this type of work to ensure that beautiful creatures are protected as much as we can. : ) Have a wonderful day.

  3. Mary A says:

    I would love this job too…….as long as I had heated underwear, plenty of hot chocolate, body guards protecting me against getting hurt by any wild animals, annnnnnnd I never ran into any bears!! LOL……

    People that do these jobs are very brave…..they are a special breed unto their own and I, for one, salute them!!

    • pawzy4 says:

      Ah Mary, you had me a laughin. That is so funny. Heated underwear, lol! That’s great, I could really go for the heated socks, yeah and heated gloves. : )

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