Monday, 2 July 2012

Snacks Between Meals: Wildlife

We spent yesterday, Canada Day, in Banff National Park.  We mainly went to enjoy an evening of live music and fireworks in Central Park (much smaller than its New York namesake), but we also took in a hike up Johnston Canyon in the early afternoon.  As we were driving to the hiking trail, and as we were hiking up to the Lower Falls, I noticed something about the wildlife signs throughout Banff.  They have become very species-specific.  It used to be that you would see a general "Don't Feed the Animals" sign everywhere, with an occasional "Beware of Bears" or "Deer Crossing" sign thrown in for special effect.  But now they have signs for goats, sheep, wolves, moose (mooses?), squirrels, and even occasionally specific varieties of bear (i.e. brown, black, or grizzly).

Here's a small sampling of the ones I saw:

Please use common sense when faced with one of these warnings.  The life you save may be your own.

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