“Growling like a mastiff”

“…on the opposite side of the ford was a large polar bear feasting on a beluga; we boldly took the ford thinking the bear would go away, but when halfway across, he lifted his head, placed his forepaws on the beluga, and uttering a loud growl, showed us such a set of teeth as made us turn up the stream, and for fifty yards wade up to our middle before we could cross, during this time the bear eyed us, growling like a mastiff dog.”

Narrative by David Thompson (b1770-d1857)

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Just a basic, down to Earth, laid back type of guy here, who loves the outdoors, the indoors, jazz on the turntable, a fire in the woodstove, the northern lights blazing across the sky, and the company of good friends. View all posts by icefogger

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