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Sadly Starving

The mama bear and her cub were getting tired, so they stopped for the night. They were traveling towards Churchill, Manitoba on Hudson Bay, the polar bear capital of the world. Here they would be able to hunt for ringed seals. Sadly, not knowing about climate change, the ice normally on Hudson Bay was late coming this year.


The bears are hungry

Starving, anticipating

Ice to appear soon


When arriving in Churchill they came upon many other polar bears and new friendships began.

Finally, when the ice formed, it was game on for seal hunting.

Still many would die.


This was written for a flash fiction challenge (even though true) over at Carrot Ranch. This weeks prompt was to write about (in 99 words, no more, no less) the absence of ice.





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  1. I’ve long wanted to go to Churhill, but that was before the polar bears started starving. A sad sight. I enjoyed the part about game on once the ice finally came.

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    May 28, 2019
  2. I just love polar bears and I’m gonna see ok NE someday… Maybe even next winter if I get to the coast.


    May 25, 2019
    • I’ve seen them in zoos, which I detest but it would be so nice to see them in their natural habitat.


      May 26, 2019
  3. I watched the nature documentary and I’m so sad also. Thank you for the post, Susan. 🙂

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    May 25, 2019
  4. Sad but true

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    May 25, 2019
  5. It is hard to watch beach whales …But some come to land to die. Not every egg that hatches grows to bear more eggs…

    Your post bears repeating…

    Liked by 1 person

    May 24, 2019

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