This was a beartiful experience. While heeding natures call, wild nature came closer than expected. But fortunately my black friend showed only a passing interest, and my voicing a quiet “shoo bear”, he looked me over and sauntered down the road.
No further encounters interfered with our hike allowing us to enjoy the views and tranquility. Although mu spider sense was tingling all day as I continuously looked behind and ahead to avoid any surprise meetings .