While we live in a civilized city, bears are seen glorious white Fuzzies, which is very nice to look at, and which must be protected from the evil of the Chukchi and Nenets.
When it turns to the north, the bears when they met seem scary monsters, from which almost not real shake. When you look at him it seems that such a machine is quite impossible to kill a rifle bullet, and this is particularly unpleasant. It's the largest land predators that have no natural enemies. They are not afraid of anybody, and behave accordingly.
But what are the Bears really? Maybe this is not Fluffy, not aggressive evil predators? Maybe they do not have anything to do with our ideas about them?
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For example, when we traveled to the Kara Sea and suddenly met a bear, we have experienced a real shock. We can say that since the meeting with the bear underlying fear did not leave us for a minute. The same is said and our friend, who was in this year in the New Earth. Faced with a polar bear, his friends have not been able to calm down: the bear saw them in every snowdrift on each floe, throughout the journey. Needless to say, that neither they, nor we, then with a weapon and did not leave even need go together, with a loaded gun. In general, the feeling of weapons, are constantly hanging on the shoulder or lying along a sleeping bag, almost instantly became so familiar to us that the security of the rare moments when the gun could just unload and set aside, seemed unusual, and very enjoyable.
Arriving in Amderma and mingle with the locals, we heard a lot of horror stories about bears and about meeting them. As soon as we landed, as the divers, clearing the approaches to the port, said that just yesterday, here in this very spot, went polar bear. Frighten workers, he wandered among the containers and the equipment, and then thoroughly admired on frightened people, jumped into the water and swam away. He jumped, by the way, almost the same place where the diver was working (it seems to have arrived at the port when they saw the beast, chose to stay under water).