Yesterday, I posted about fishing in Alaska, well a critter that may fish more in Alaska than man does is the grizzly bear.
As I researched for my novel, I came across some amazing bear stories. In Cold Justice, Regi reflects on a bear story she had heard. And here's the deal. I actually read a similar story in an old book at the University of Utah's library. The book was in their "too precious to check out" section, but I was able to sit down for a couple of hours and read it.
The story was about a park ranger who came upon a grizzly bear. In order to save himself, the ranger tried to do something that was very creative. I'm not going to spoil it for you, but I remember when I read the actual story, believe it or not, I laughed out loud right there in the library. Of course, I fictionalized my account to fit the needs of my novel, but what a wonderful story to come across.
Growing up near Yellowstone Park, I developed a great respect for the grizzly. Here's a fun clip that shows their milder side, but don't be fool by those cute little cubs. Even polar bears give grizzlies a wide berth.
If you have a bear story please feel free to share it.