It’s the time of year when northern residents sometimes pay an unexpected visit to Newfoundland’s shores.
Polar bear sightings are not uncommon in the spring. The large predators sometimes follow the ice and seals south during the spring thaw, and can make it to shore.
The latest sighting was in the New-Wes-Valley area of Bonavista North yesterday evening. Joey-Marie Winter captured pictures of the creature yesterday evening and shared them on Facebook.
Wildlife officials often warn that polar bears, the largest carnivores in North America, are powerful and quick predators and if you see one stay downwind and keep your distance.