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Old 20 June 2005, 02:16   #21
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AR, I was on the Red River in Winnipeg this afternoon, so I dutifully took some pictures of the University of Manitoba (as well as other parts of the city). Only one of those U of M pics halfway turned out, so I'll pad this post with some of the other pics I took this afternoon. The first one is part of the U of M.
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Old 20 June 2005, 02:18   #22
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Another of that mallard and one of a hawk.
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Old 20 June 2005, 10:40   #23
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What a beautiful day in Winnipeg now I want to bring my boat with me but it's too hard to pack at 10'x3'x1', I heard the red river is flooding pretty bad. What type of camera did you use? I only have a nikon 3.2MP but it has good features.
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I've read accounts of walruses tearing apart small aluminum boats that get to close. I've also read somewhere that orcas sometimes predate swimming polar bears, apparently their only other predator aside from humans. Would you know if this is the case?

If you get a chance check out Don Starkell's book 'Paddle to the Arctic'. Its an account of him paddly the Northwest Passage by Kayak over three summers. He had a couple of encounters with walruses and was chased by swimming polar bears more than once.
Very interesting, I'm buying that book. Yes you are right about the killer whales eating polar bears, even some large walruses have attacked them, some animals found in killer whale stomachs are: Fishes, squids, seals, sea lions, walruses, birds, sea turtles, otters, penguins, cetaceans (both mysticete and odontocete), polar bears, reptiles, and even a moose. They are the only predator of the blue whale. Apparently able to swallow an entire 1500KG walrus.
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