Monthly Archives: June 2010

 

Of Bears, Berries, and Hoofed Invaders

Posted 6 June 2010 by Anne-Marie Hodge

There are few images more fearsome than that of an angry bear, with teeth bared and claws flashing. It is intriguing, then, to consider a community in which a population of mighty ursids was driven to extinction by a diminutive prey species: the deer. Who knew Bambi had a bad streak? This surprising story hails from reseach conducted by Dr. Steeve Côté on Anticosti Island. This 8,000 sq km island is about 35 km off the stretch of coastal Quebec... Read more