A woman vacationing in North Carolina recently had the shock of a lifetime when a bear snuck up behind her while she was performing outdoor yoga and sniffed her shoulder before licking the back of her neck. Don't worry though, she insists the incident will not prevent her from practicing outdoor yoga in the future. Wow, what a testament to the unfaltering human spirit.
Kristen Jones, who was visiting Lake James from her home in Knoxville, posted photos to Facebook showing a bear she said came up behind her while she was watching the sunrise and doing yoga on the shore of the lake on May 26.
Jones said she initially thought the animal behind her was a neighbor's dog.
"Something sniffed my shoulder, and then I felt something wet along my neck and ear, reached up to pet the dog, felt weird, turned around, and it was not a dog. It was a bear," Jones told WJZY-TV.
"I stumbled backwards into the water and he ran up the hill. So much for finally being off blood pressure medicine," Jones wrote on Facebook.
What a creeper. Who goes around sniffing shoulders and licking necks? That is a dog thing to do. Although maybe the bear was raised by dogs and thinks its a dog. Or maybe it's the wee-bear from Goldilocks seeking revenge. I bet that's what it was. Still, no word if her neck was too hot, too cold or just right.
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Thanks to ClosetNerd, who I suspect has several human AND bear skeletons in the back of that closet.