This is Mike, one of our pilots. He is our second most senior employee. He has been with us for almost 10 years and has had some great adventures! One of the most notable adventures was a “quick” trip to Kaktovik to move a nuisance polar bear from the small town to its correct habitat. This bear had gotten used to ordering his meals at the Kaktovik garbage dump, which of course is bad for the bear and the small village. Mike flew 8 hours to get up there, worked with biologists to secure and sedate the bear and moved him back home via sling load, then promptly flew 8 hours back home! There are definitely some jobs that are worth writing home about- this was one of them.
PAHO is Homer, is where most of our Ranger’s live this is the route Mike traveled
Mike with the Polar Bear
The Polar Bear pretending to be Super man and going “up up and away!”
Omg the polar bear is so cute! 😍
Couldn’t have captioned it better myself :)
it was a very nice Polar Bear I heard!
Poler Bear. And a helicopter. Oh too true to be real
I should move to alaska, but moving a few thousand miles to pickup polar bears in slings (wich unless this is added to IF) I am no whare near qualified to do… Would ba a hard sell to my parents…
That’s okay I got a few more years left here then off to Texas to go hog hunting with a helicopter!
Yeah, I am not going to Alaska…too many earthquakes there XD
Wait you live in California thoigh right?!
Yeah, but it is not as earthquake-prone as Alaska. And I am only 14. I’ll be heading to Utah when I am an adult.
We only get 1000 earthquakes a month!
Today is the 54th anniversary of the Good Friday Quake!
OMG! Our area only gets a little over 700 earthquakes a year and you get 1000 earthquakes a month?!
What area of Alaska are you in?
Wow, we dont get eirth quakes here, actualy once one hit near DC, and it was mildy felt here, but I think it maby broke one ladys glass, and it was big news for like a month…
Maybe we should continue this conversation in a PM…
According to the USGS yes!
We had a huge one a few months ago which triggered evacuations along the coastal waters, thankfully the tsunami didn’t come. That was a huge rocker, it was extremely long. We had a good size on in 2016 several houses were lost due to it, that caused more damaged then the 7.9 quake. Think the entire state felt the 7.9 all over.
I’m located in Anchorage
Yeah Alaska is really earthquake-prone. I wouldn’t want to live there XD
I’m already not happy with California XD
Hey I may be in Cali next year!
Yeah I’m not looking forward being there with our helicopter