The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek

By Sid Marty
(McClelland & Stewart, Paperback, 9780771056987, 283pp.)

Publication Date: November 25, 2008

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Description
In describing the true events surrounding a series of frightening bear attacks in l980, a bestselling nature/adventure author explores our relationship with the great grizzly.
Many citizens of Banff, Alberta, valued living in a place where wildlife grazed on the front lawn; others saw wild bears as a mere roadside attraction. None were expecting the bear attacks that summer, which led to one man's death. During the massive hunt that followed, Banff was portrayed in the international media as a town under siege by a killer bear, and the tourists stayed away. The pressure was on to find and destroy the Whiskey Creek mauler, but he evaded park wardens and struck again -- and again. When the fight was over, the hard lessons learned led to changes that would save the lives of both bears and people in the coming years.
Sid Marty's The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek is an evocative and gripping story that speaks to our complex and increasingly combative relationship with the wilderness and its inhabitants.

"From the Hardcover edition.




About the Author
Sid Marty is a former park warden who has been a full-time freelance writer and singer-songwriter for 30 years. He has been a frequent contributor to "Canadian Geographic" and has also written for radio and television. His books about life in the mountains and the Canadian prairies have been consistent bestsellers. His 2007 book, "The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek", earned Sid his second nomination for a Governor General's Award. He lives near Pincher Creek, Alberta, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
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