Got a call from a friend last night. He had just checked anothers friends cabin on Kodiak. When he cupped his hands to look through a window a big sow was looking back. After back tracking ass over teakettle to the skiff they mustered their courage and mounted a frontal attack and drove the sow and her cub off. The place is a wreck with stores and bedding and stuff strewn and chewed and snuffled.
From the sloppy scat piles it looks like the pair had been denned up for a month or so using a small window to get in and out. They are gonna check around some other places to see how things are.
This does`nt happen very often in the area but when it does it seems a lot places in a big area will get hit. I would think by many bears but maybe a traveling troup.
My place got hit once about 20 years ago and there were 3 distinct set of tracks and nose prints in the gooo. That same spring a neighbor found a bear in his bed and about 10 cabins in a 20 mile square area had been hit. From my observations this was a pretty normal season maybe a little cooler summer and a bit light on pink salmon but not much different than normal. Is there any pattern or conditions one might be aware of to predict this sort of behavior.
The best defense I know is a Beagle