Tuesday, March 01, 2011

30 Days of Photos: 28

a picture of something I am afraid of

Bears! When I was a kid, my sister's friend was killed by a grizzly bear while camping in a national park. Ever since then I have been very cautious and afraid when in bear territory. Once while camping in a Minnesota state park, a young black bear crossed our path. I was so afraid the mama bear would come raging toward us. She didn't. Nothing happened. I have never been threatened by a bear. They still scare me. I accept my fear as a healthy caution that will help keep me safe in those rare times I venture into their home turf. (And I have been known to wear bear bells and to talk or sing loudly while hiking in bear territory. You won't catch me trying to sneak up on a bear!)

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