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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


9 responses to “A Bear Comes To Visit”

  1. SensiSpirit Avatar

    Wow, that’s a startling yet extraordinary experience Phil, you are blessed. 🌹🙏

    1. Phil Avatar

      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 🌹

  2. Offshorewriter Avatar

    Wow, this is beautiful Mr.Phil. A video to be treasured. ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Phil Avatar

      Yes ~ glad you like it & thank you, my friend Preethes 😊🌹

  3. 100 Country Trek Avatar

    Yikes..If I ran he might get me .

    1. Phil Avatar

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

  4. partyepartenze Avatar

    Incredible! I would love to see a bear!

    1. Phil Avatar

      It was a great day, indeed – not one but two bears, and a miniature turtle 👍

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