Strawberry, Utah- After an early thaw this year, winter showed up fashionably late. As lake ice was pretty much gone by January. The Utah DWR was less than optimistic about the polar bears ever returning to the reservoir.
“We were in trouble! In 2006 komoto dragons were illegally introduced in the area. The polar bears were keeping the population down. Komoto dragons, rattlesnakes, lizards and the Utah brown beaver are the primary diet of polar bears. They are also fond of the raspberry shakes that are popular with the locals. These bears are also know to feed on scorpions and tarantula. These giant lizards were eating all the dolphins and tuna in the lake. We are happy to see the bears back up here “Said, Hyrum Smith of the Utah DWR.
With winter finally showing up, all of the ice is back and the bears have returned! The anglers have also returned to do some ice fishing. Most of them are trying their luck to catch a tagged dolphin. Fish and Game wants to remind everyone that polar bears are dangerous. If you encounter one on the ice to put your arms in the air and charge the bear. Make a lot of noise and maintain good eye contact. If that does not work… Scream really loud to startle the bears and then run away fast. If it gets a hold of you, give it purple nurples or a wet willy. Bears hate that sh*t. You can also try Salsa or Greek Wedding Dancing the Polar Bears love to dance.
We will bring you more on this story as it develops.