I remember that day well! We were on holiday and decided to go camping in the Canadian Forest near Thunder Bay. We pitched our tents in a clearing in-between some trees by the lake.
We decided to collect some wood for the campfire when we heard a rustling noise behind our tents. I stopped what I was doing and froze. Behind the bush I could see a big brown ball of fur. It was a bear! Help!
I screamed to let my parents know not to come close. What next? What should I do? I was still frozen but didn’t have much time as the bear was walking into camp. I had 2 minutes to think and climbed up a tree to escape the bear.
The bear then camp into camp sniffed around the tents and eventually wandered off. What a lucky escape!