August 11, 2020

Gorby Falling Down on the Job?

Earlier I posted some history from a book called “Away From it All” by Dorothy Boone Kidney. In that post it was about attacks on humans by bears and the history of the Lock Dam on Chamberlain Lake in the Allagash of Northern Maine.

The same friend who sent that information also sent me a short quip about gorbys, the Canada jay, and how one of the jay’s names is “moose bird” because the moose allows the gorby to land and ride on him or her and feed on ticks. We have recently learned that a combination of a harsh winter and an overabundance of winter ticks, a gorby’s delicacy, killed a lot of moose. Are there just too many moose with ticks that the gorby can’t keep up? Or not enough gorbys?

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Book: “Away From it All”…..and into the Middle of Bear Attacks

In a continued effort to dispel the false security perpetuated by wild animal predator lovers that black bears “rarely” bother or attack humans, I’ve put together some bits of history that relates black bear events of attacks on humans, along with some history of northern Maine, the building of dams for the logging industry and the use of water power to get lumber to the mills many, many miles away.

The following information was sent to me by a close friend. It comes from a book title, “Away From it All” (information about the book included). Also, at the end of the excerpts from “Away From it All” is a link to a Bangor Daily News article called, “The Dam that Pine Built.”

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From Bangor Daily News – “The Dam That Pine Built

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