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May 16, 2023Liked by Holly Heyser

The day he ran into you was a good day for him. It's sad but the best thing for him was finding a compassionate person who wouldn't hurt him terribly and then a quick and clean passing.

I found a little bear patch, I saw some morel patches but they were $23!

https://www.amazon.com/Bear-Iron-on-Embroidered-Patch/dp/B00LT911XG/ref=sr_1_53?crid=3CV64J0HM1R85&keywords=bear+and+mushroom+patch&qid=1684236954&sprefix=bear+and+mushroom+patch%2Caps%2C58&sr=8-53

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He ran into other humans, too, apparently. Some othe mushroom hunters said he followed them around. But didn't bite them.

I'm glad he doesn't have to suffer a worse fate, but still DEEPLY sad. Life is cruel.

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Well I’ve been waiting with baited breath to hear the resolution. Doesn’t surprise me and I bet not you that the little feller had to be put down. Of all the animals who meet their end at the hands of we hunters, we hunters also tend to remember an incident like yours. Life in the wild for all of us, including the animals . . .

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Nature is a perfect system that doesn't care at all about individuals.

I would've preferred a happy ending, but I know enough to accept a merciful one instead.

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May 16, 2023Liked by Holly Heyser

Poor little bear, but totally understandable decision.

And if it helps, imagine if he had survived in the wild to be twice the size or more before chomping into a human because of his addled brain. It's sad, but probably better to get him out of the woods.

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Always tough balancing my rational and emotional responses to a situation.

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May 16, 2023Liked by Holly Heyser

Poor little bear. I'm glad he got a merciful ending, but I wish, of course, that it could've turned out differently for him.

I love that you got your pants back, though. Usually it's only quilts that carry around stories like that.

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Life in the wild is not a fairytale, sadly.

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May 16, 2023Liked by Holly Heyser

Poor little dude, I think it was a blessing for him to have bit you, euthanasia was a far more humane way to end his suffering.

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There were no good endings for him. RIP, little bear.

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