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is that the bear you saw? Or just a captured photo? He is a big guy!

El Jefe

That's marvelous, Lance: you two and that bear clearly needed to meet each other. It's a wonder what little magics the everyday can do. Speaking of little magics the big furry guy is a great chance to plug one of the single best things about the internet: doing a deep dive back down the timeline and reading forward on @A_Single_Bear's Twitter account, at once dear and a fascinating piece of gently humorous characterization. Hope there are more bears out there. (And: what Bluejeepsd said, if that's not the big guy have Oliver with smartphone camera at the ready next time :)

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I should've put the photo credit up top. I swiped it from Wikipedia and it was just for clickbait on Twitter and Facebook. I don't like doing that and I didn't much care for the picture itself. As you can see, I got rid of it. Gave the wrong impression. We didn't get that close to our bear and he was in and out of the road so fast I didn't have time to stop, let alone take a picture. Plus, while our bear was big I don't think he (or she) was quite that big.

El Jefe,

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. And it was kind of a magic moment. And I'll check out A Single Bear's Twitter feed. Thanks for the heads up.

Oliver has a sharp eye and takes good pictures but as I said to Bluejeepsd, the bear was in and out of the road so fast there really wasn't time to take a picture. The bear knew he'd made a wrong turn right away. Next time we go up there though, we'll be on the look out, camera ready.

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