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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

A bear!

Posted on 2011.08.17 at 11:01


mariole at 2011-08-18 02:50 (UTC) (Link)
So true about roadkill; it's unfortunate we see so many animals dead instead of alive. I've been fortunate enough to see almost all of these animals alive and in the wild-- except a wolf! The first time I ran into a bear, we startled each other; it was feeding on bushes, and I had climbed the ridge around the corner. But my fears were set to rest as, with a huge explosion, it burst out of the bushes and ran away up the hill, where it stopped to stare at me with its brown gaze and pert ears. I can't describe its beauty; the way its coat swished and swayed when it ran, the grace. It held me completely dumfounded. Finally I remembered you weren't supposed to stare, as it can be provocative, and walked away singing "Heidi ho" and clapping my hands. Since then I haven't been frightened of bears, but I do look out for mountain lions. Never ran into one, but have seen them from my car. They do scare me, as a grizzly would. Humans.... yum.
mechtild at 2011-08-18 21:33 (UTC) (Link)
Your bear story gives me a chill, and a thrill, Mariole. I would have been TERRIFIED. I would have appreciated the bear fully, though, once I saw it was going away. :)
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