by Jack Becklund
Becklund tells the story of how he and his wife fed and befriended, for six summers, the bears in their yard in Northern Minnesota. This is not a scientific or sociological tale. Mr Becklund and his wife love animals and started feeding birds and other small animals in their yard, and when t he bears started coming to eat, too, making frineds with them was just a natural progression.
There are levels at which befriending a wild animal bothers me, but it was a sweet story, well told.