Patient Bear Finally Grabs Some Salmon at Katmai National Park and Preserve

A bear was made to wait as it fished for salmon at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, with an onlooker reporting that the bear finally got its catch after trying and failing to catch a fish for hours.

Emily Pennington captured footage of the bear on August 26 and told Storyful she watched the young adult male grizzly bear sitting on a waterfall at Brooks Falls attempting to catch a salmon all morning. The bear’s persistence finally paid off and he eventually caught his meal.

“Brooks Falls is one of the best places in the world to see wild brown bears up close in their natural habitat,’ said Pennington. “This year, the park saw a record number of salmon returning to spawn after years spent in the ocean. From September 30 to October 6th, 2020, the park will be celebrating Fat Bear Week. People around the world can watch the livestream video and vote for who should win the fattest bear title.” Credit: Emily Pennington via Storyful

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