The photos were taken by Elisabeth Strickland to a weekend cottage in the Smoky Mountains, on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. In that mountainous region in North America often bears can be spotted.
This copy had a very relax feel. “Even before this, I was still in that bath,” says Elisabeth. The animal was not alone. Near the still were two cubs.
Although it a very cute look, warn the local authorities everyone to be careful. “Try they never eat, or in the near to come”, it sounds. “You possibly can try to fight them off by shouting. If he comes closer, you make as large as possible, and throw stones or branches for him to hunt. Never walk away, because then awaken your instinct to hunt. If he attacks, fight back and use everything you can to defend yourself. Make sure you do not pretend that you're dead.”