On Friday, 8 April, a polar bear was photographed on the south coast of Fogo Island, Newfoundland at a time when sea ice surrounded the offshore island. The bear, spotted near North Side Road near Stag Harbour, was non-threatening to the point of being totally chilled out, but attracted enough human attention to cause traffic congestion. Another sighting a little more than a week ago near Tilting on the east side of the island could possibly have involved the same bear.
Photo of the relaxed bear below (and above) by Nick Bailey:
Sea ice conditions yesterday, showing enough ice for the bear to make an escape north if it moves soon:
Compared to a few days before: