A Bear Comes To Visit

The only person in the park and 2 miles deep into a forest hiking at the Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area – located in north central Tennessee – I was very surprised to discover that an adult male black bear had managed to quietly approach within 30 feet of me – a startling sight when I turned around! I estimated his weight to be twice mine …read more

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    1. Yes, I’ll not forget that surprise for quite a while 🙏 There’s also a second video of the bear, later – he raised his nose, caught a whiff of my odor and sounded unhappy about it – that was my cue to leave, so I headed uphill. Have a nice day, dear Amber 🌹

    1. Hi Anita 🙂 In was tense to start, but he appeared preoccupied with securing lunch – thankfully, which didn’t include me 👍

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