Away from Home: Polar bear in Churchill, Man.My wife and I were visiting the area to view polar bears along the Hudson Bay.
By: Forum staff reports , INFORUM
What: Polar bear in Churchill, Man.
When: Nov. 1, 2013
Distance from Fargo: Over 900 miles
Comments: My wife and I were visiting the area to view polar bears along the Hudson Bay. The bears congregate annually along the shore waiting for the bay to freeze. They go through a period of “walking hibernation,” fasting for 4-5 months until the bay freezes over. They can then hunt the ringed seal on the frozen ice.
Dennis and Marcia Jilek, Battle Lake, Minn.