Black bear spotted near Spondin

Written by Terri Huxley

At approximately 2 p.m. today, a lone black bear was spotted on the bald prairies in the Spondin, Alta. area, northeast of Hanna and southwest of Coronation.

Don Quast, the man who saw the bear, says neighbours – especially ranchers – should be on the lookout to ensure their livestock’s safety as well as their own.

The fully grown bear was headed northeast, coming from the southwest.

Unfortunately, no picture was able to be taken due to its quick stride.

“He was moving along pretty good,” said Quast. “He would walk for a few steps and then he’d go and he was covering ground pretty good.”

By Terri Huxley

About the author

Terri Huxley

Terri grew up on a grain farm near Drumheller, Alberta with an eye for the beautiful and uncharted. Living in such a unique and diverse area has helped her become the photographer and reporter she is today.

Coming from the East Central region getting this newspaper on her dinner table growing up, it helped her understand the community she now serves.

In May 2019, Terri was awarded Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA) Canada's Energy Citizens Photographic Awards Sports Action – First Place as well as first for the same sports action image nationally with the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA). Fast forward to 2020, she has won second in the same category for the AWNA.