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Albino Black Bear

The albino black bear. Traditionally black bear are known to be black, but, in fact they can be any color from black to brown, tan, yellow, white. This is called color fazes.

Customarily, a color faze black bear is smaller and don’t usually grow a big as black bear do. However, never underestimate nature because some of our color fazes have been 400+ lb.

Needless to say color faze bear are quite shy and remain aloof and unnoticed as much as possible, with people and also with other animals so when you see one of these unusual bear it’s a treasure sighting for sure!

When you’re travelling up to Wawang Lake make sure to keep your eyes peeled on the road. The Graham Road holds a wealth of wildlife of all types, afterall, you’re going back to where nature has never changed!

 

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Meanwhile at Wawang Lake – The Bear Cub

TRUE STORY:

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A few years back, a logger driving southbound on the Graham Rd noticed the cutest, tiny bear cub that was sitting at the side of the road, he stopped. The logger got out of the truck and looked all around – no momma.

He carefully picked up the cute, docile cub and gently placed him on the passenger seat of his truck. The logger began driving when only a mile down the road, slammed on …the brakes, slid to a stop and flew out the door.

When the cub realized where he was – he went into a frenzy, clawed and chewed on the logger – snarled and sliced the whole interior of the vehicle. When the cub was done he scampered out of the truck and ran back up the road towards his momma who was now barreling down the road towards the logger….yikes!!

The logger jumped into the truck, shifted into gear and in the rear view mirror noticed that momma bear stopped and sniff her cub as they met up – then momma suddenly stood up, angrily spun around and swiped the air in the loggers direction……… real mad.

The logger was left in shreds as he bled profusely and his brand new truck was sliced, diced and completely in ruins.

The MORAL of the story is?

 

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albino-black-bear.jpg

Albino Black Bear

The albino black bear. Traditionally black bear are known to be black, but, in fact they can be any color from black to brown, tan, yellow, white. This is called color fazes.

Customarily, a color faze black bear is smaller and don’t usually grow a big as black bear do. However, never underestimate nature because some of our color fazes have been 400+ lb.

Needless to say color faze bear are quite shy and remain aloof and unnoticed as much as possible, with people and also with other animals so when you see one of these unusual bear it’s a treasure sighting for sure!

When you’re travelling up to Wawang Lake make sure to keep your eyes peeled on the road. The Graham Road holds a wealth of wildlife of all types, afterall, you’re going back to where nature has never changed!

 

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Meanwhile at Wawang Lake – THE MINK FAMILY

ImageSeveral years ago when Terry and I (Tami) (owners of Wawang Lake Resort) were out fishing   trolling into one of the lakes’ many bays, a splash resounded in the bay that caught our attention.  Curious Terry headed over towards the ripples left from the splash to have a look.

Soon a head popped up out of the water between the boat and shoreline – it was an adult mink and suddenly a couple more smaller heads bobbed up right after – her babies.  We soon realized mom was teaching her young to swim and forage for food.  So cute!

Looking over towards the shore we noticed a couple more drenched baby mink patiently waiting for mom to return.  That was four kits in all.  Meanwhile, one of the kits had drifted away from mom coming closer to our boat and now struggled to crawl up the shaft. of the motor.  Terry reached over and grabbed the little mink by the scruff of the neck and pulled it into the boat.  Now sitting on the boat seat the little one, looking like a drowned rat, sneezed, coughed  and hiccuped and looked very dazed.

Suddenly mom was alarmed when she noticed one of her young was Imagemissing.  Sensing danger she swiftly  grabbed the one near her by the neck, dove under the water and soon came up at the shoreline 20′ away where her other babies were obediently waiting.  Quickly, she turned and stood on her haunches as she scanned the waters surface for the lost kit – but he was nowhere to be seen

She dove back into the water and swam back to the training area.  She swam in panic, swam in circles, dove under anxiously looking for the kit.  Her head bobbed out of the water over and over, several times.  Seeing that she had become quite concerned for her missing baby Terry picked up the nervous kit sitting with us and put him back in the water, and shoved him off towards his mom.  Mom now seeing her baby swam over, grabbed him by the neck angrily and gave him a p531031126-3few good shakes in reprimand before driving under the water with him away from danger and  back to the rest of her family and safety.  With one last head count she then leaped into the dense woods, her babies following close behind and not one of them looked back even once.

Once we were done fishing Terry threw the remaining minnows onto shore where the mink family had been.  I knew he was thinking that they might come back.

As it turned out it was a wonderful day.  The weather was great, the fishing even better and we now looked forward to a freshly caught fish supper.  Best yet though was our wildlife encounter and a glimpse into the lives of one of our neighbors – the mink family.  As I put my jacket on and got myself comfortable in the seat for the ride back to the lodge I wondered if the mink family would come back to that spot and be eating as good as we would that night.  I hoped so.

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Wawang Stories, Wildlife

 

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About Wawang Lake

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Wawang Lake is a 5,000 acre spring fed lake with  miles of  irregular shoreline,  which offers  the fisherman great fish  habitat to explore, such as sand bars, shoals,  weedbeds and  islands – perfect  for exciting  fishing.

Our  lake is  easy to navigate and offers a variety of lake structure  that is excellent  for both walleye and northern pike.

You  will  be sure  to enjoy the beauty  of our 1,500′ tropical like beach with gradual incline, and, the resort’s shoreline bottom is all sand.

Our lake also has many sand beaches that are  perfect for a private swim, or the traditional shore lunch.

Upon your arrival we offer a detailed map of the lake and will highlight areas showing where the successful fishing has been prior to your arrival.   Our main objective for the angler is to catch fish.  Our main objective for the hunter is to be successful.

Wawang Lake is well-known for its trophy sized walleye and northern and over the years has brought many great memories of the action and the numbers of these large fish have offered.  For instance, the largest walleye  caught & released was 37”  15 1/2 lb, and, the largest northern also caught & released was 52.5”  38 1/2 lb.  Guests have stated that they have caught and released many trophy fish during their stay in fact our records show that one guest caught over 40 trophy fish in three visits to Wawang.  Nice!


 

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