4 polar bears spotted trekking through Labrador

A group of four polar bears has been photographed just outside Red Bay, Labrador.

Vicki Hancock took photos of the bears, headed north, outside Red Bay

Vicki Hancock saw these four polar bears headed north just outside Red Bay, Labrador. (Vicki Hancock/Facebook)

A group of four polar bears has been photographed just outside Red Bay, Labrador.

Vicki Hancock spotted the bears, which she described as all looking like adult bears, on Thursday and posted the photos on Facebook.

The polar bears were headed north, Hancock said on Facebook. (Vicki Hancock/Facebook)

In the photos the bears are seen walking on land before getting into the water and swimming north, Hancock said on Facebook.

Hancock posted the photos late Thursday afternoon, and by Friday morning they had been shared nearly 600 times.

Earlier this week, a polar bear was spotted wandering through St. Lunaire-Griquet, on Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula.

At that time, the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources advised people that if the bear has seen or smelled you:

  • Remain calm.
     
  • Give the bear space and a route to get away.
     
  • Back away, get out of the situation, never run.
     
  • If you must speak, do so calmly and firmly.
     
  • Avoid direct eye contact with the bear.