UPDATE: THE PERSON WHO KEPT THESE BEARS AND HAD THE GROW OP HAS BEEN FINED $6,000.It is a well known fact that in British Columbia we grow a lot of marijuana. It is known by many as BC Bud and is world renown for its potency and quality.
Image by Stephen Dyrgas via FlickrTry as they might the authorities are fighting a losing battle in trying to shut down all the grow ops. They are set up everywhere. They are in family neighbourhoods, they are in rural properties, they are in industrial parks. Some are buried underground in large semi trailers..
These grow ops are run by every level of society. Seniors, teens, families and organized crime. Some are for personal use but most are for profit and boy is there profit in it.
Well today on the news there was a story that really caught my eye. There was a rural property in B.C. about 350 kilometers outside of Vancouver that had about 1000 plants growing in a fenced off area. So what is different about this story? Well this grow op was being guarded. Well guarded and not by Pitt Bulls. No, no. In B.C. we have a lot of ingenuity. We march to our own wilderness drummer. This grow op was being guarded by about 10 black bears that had been habituated by the property owner who fed them and took care of them. My question is how much junk food does a bear with the munchies eat?
DISCLAIMER: NOT A PICTURE OF AN ACTUAL GUARD BEAR. THIS BEAR HAS NO KNOWN CONNECTION TO THE MARIJUANA TRADE AND IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.