Ann Vole wrote:
I believed the story up to the playing patty-cake with the baby bear. Sure the story can be partially true, Mother bears have been known to come to the aid of other animals. I suspect some embellishment came into play.
Maybe so Ann. It's hard to know for sure .... but the guy had been traversing that area for longer than the mamma bear had been alive. According to his account, he had seen her a few times, but I bet she had seen him more often without him even being aware of it. The "patty cake" part of the story is a little hard to imagine though ... I think he is mostly telling the truth and may have embellished the "patty cake" part himself. Regardless, a very interesting encounter for sure!