Grizzly's Last Stand

Its power awed the explorers, but now the great bear is running out of what it needs to live: big wilderness

Even though I love them, they are haunting in my dreams. When I see grizzlies in the northwestern Montana forest up here, in real life, it is more exhilarating than frightening. After the bear has seen or heard or scented me and galloped away in alarm, a feeling of awe remains. Almost always the bears run away. Sometimes if they feel that they don't have an escape route, they will bluff charge, veering away hard at the last yard, the last foot, the last inch. I don't know why they are so much more frightening in my dreams: possibly some cellular...

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