[Part of the great lettuce glut of 2012]
[Expired Alaskan salmon: just a few of the millions]
You might expect that bears would gobble down fish indiscriminately. In fact they become quite fussy. When we were in Sitka in south-east Alaska, we came across fish that had small holes in their heads and slits along their bellies, but were otherwise intact. The lumbering bears, perhaps 3 metres tall and with paws the size of dinner plates, had used their claws as delicately as scalpals to remove just the brains and roe, the parts with the highest fat content.
|[Summer in a jar: chutneys by Lynne]|
[Fagus lights up the Tarn Shelf in Mt Field National Park]