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Old 01 October 2010, 10:54 PM
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Are we questioning the description?

It seems pretty plausible to me. Black bears can become very casual about people, they continue to play throughout adulthood, and they like water. It doesn't seem unbelievable to me that a wild bear would come play in a water barrel. It could also be a tame bear; quite a few people have them for various reasons. Or a bear in a zoo type setting, although I don't see any sort of enclosure.

Bears are pretty fascinating animals. They are top predators, so on the whole can afford to be much more laid back about life than animals that are more likely to be killed. I have always wondered just how much thought a bear is capable of. Their eyes look like they should be intelligent (whatever that means, I can't exactly articulate what makes an eye "look intelligent").
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