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Steven Seagal goes wild bear watching and guitar strumming in Russian Far East

By The Siberian Times reporter
26 September 2016

The actor and environmental campaigner visits majestic Kronotsky Nature Reserve on the Kamchatka peninsula.

Steven Seagal on a visit to Kronotsky Nature Reserve. Picture: Tatiana Gulbina

The 64 year old Hollywood star was shown some of the highlights of the Land of Fire and Ice -  Kurile Lake, the Valley of Geysers, and the Uzon volcano's caldera.

'Steven Seagal spent a few hours at each of these sights,' said the reserve's press secretary Maria Vorontsova. 'His visit to the national park came as a surprise to the inspectors and to the tourists as well. 

'While having a short break at the Kurile Lake the actor played the guitar, much to the astonishment of the park's staff, who now have no doubt that a man of talent has indeed many gifts.'

The reserve - where bears are fully protected from poachers - has some of the largest examples of the species in the world. 

This is the largest protected bear population in Eurasia. 

Steven Seagal goes wild bear watching and guitar strumming in Russian Far East


Steven Seagal goes wild bear watching and guitar strumming in Russian Far East


Steven Seagal goes wild bear watching and guitar strumming in Russian Far East


Steven Seagal goes wild bear watching and guitar strumming in Russian Far East
Steven was surprised that the bear families in Kamchatka often have four or five cubs at a time. Pictures here and below: Tatiana Gulbina


The actor had already seen brown bears while shooting at a location in Alaska but he was surprised that the bear families in Kamchatka often have four or five cubs at a time. Rangers also demonstrated how the protection system in the national park operates. 

In turn, Seagal told the inspectors about the obvious efficiency of the unmanned aircrafts that US rangers use.

'The main task of the rangers is to catch poachers in time, who penetrate the protected territory and prevent any crime against nature. Drones are indeed effective as far as these activities go,' he said. 

Senior state security inspector Alexander Bondar said the Kronotsky rangers will soon be issued with drones. 

The inspectors gave Seagal a national park security staff uniform cap for a souvenir. 

Steven Seagal goes wild bear watching and guitar strumming in Russian Far East

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There's a new song about Seagal called "The Steven Seagal Satori shuffle" at; https://youtu.be/7c9dLF6u4AM
David Norman, Ontario/Canada
29/09/2016 08:01
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