The Gentle Bear Man of Emo

The Gentle Bear Man of Emo

DVD - 2013
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In northwestern Ontario, lies the little town of Emo. Michael Scheibler and his wife, Betty, bought 320 acres of land there. Little did they know there was something unusual about this place. Animals started appearing, finding sanctuary there. Deer, raccoons, a wolf and then, out of the wild they came. Wild Bears. As the bears and Michael developed trust, he began to do the remarkable, maybe unthinkable. He began to feed the bears, by hand.
Publisher: [United States] : Exploration Films, c2013.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (70 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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Jul 17, 2017

I love this video. There is occasionally a warm relationship between gentle humans and "wild" animals. I am telling you this from my own recent and present experience. 3 yrs ago at night a raccoon and two others raccoons (her children) approached me gently, peacefully, and the mother (she was half blind) looked into my plastic bag on the ground and took a piece of banana bread from my hand. Well, she did it gently, but raccoons have big claws (to climb trees if there is danger), so it's better to put the food down on the ground before them. OK, so, our lovely friendship started there and it's still thriving. Next year the half-blind matron raccoon had one kid, and they sometimes met me on the sidewalk, sometimes they ran after me and stood in my way, looking up at me and expecting oatmeal cookies. Once the mother pulled my trousers legs from behind on the sidewalk: "I'm here!" Last year she had 4 kids, and one day in October 2016 she brought them in front of me, and I fed and took photos of that lovely family. One of her kids, a boy was hit on the head and killed by some "humans," who believe that raccoons bite, but this is all false - they approach us when there is no food and they beg for it. So, I helped Fiffy, the matron to raise up her kids, I fed them often when we met at night at different points of Mt. Pleasant. I love them as my dearest friends. Fiffy's two daughters walk together, they are nice 1-yr old ladies now; and I often meet her remaining boy I call Archimedes. I usually meet him at a secluded spot, and 3 days ago my heart leapt with joy and surprise: the raccoon I thought was a male was there with two cute, lovely little ones beside her. So I call her now "Agrippina." I give them oatmeal cookies, dry cat food and water too. Just recently the two girls of Fiffy got into danger, because in the pond of a condo here some goldfish have been put, and Fiffy's daughters (as well as other raccoons) occasionally take a plunge there and they try to catch some fish in the dark (not with much success). But the condo people noticed this and one man rushed up on the 10th of July with a huge stick, shouting: "they eat our goldfish, I'm gonna kill them!" (I retained the man, but he said he's gonna do it). So, as you see, the human-friendly "little bears", my friends are in danger. I saw them last time on the 14th July, when the two sisters suddenly surged from the dark and approached me on the sidewalk at Mt. Pleasant and begged for food. I haven't seen them since, but I know they change their itineraries often. OK, so this video of the "Gentle Bear Man" touched me at the heart and I think the commentator here who did not like it had never had such human-animal friendship experience as I and that Bear Man had. Watch this video - it's absolutely unique and lovely. There is true friendship between humans and animals, which develops spontaneously, and I can tell you, those "wild" animals sense the kindness of some humans and respond to it.

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