Brown Bear – Pursuit


     The Brown Bear was resolute in its movement through the river.  Intent, focused, determined … ceaselessly scanning as it trudged the watery medium.  Then it stopped.  Suddenly, and with lightning velocity, the bear lunged only to emerge from a self-generated tsunami devoid of its quest.  Missed!  The bruin paused.  Seemingly bewildered, the creature sat stock-still in mid-stream on its massive haunches and methodically scrutinized the liquid veneer.  Then, with another incredible burst of speed, it loomed up like an enormous tidal wave.  Talons extended, the bear descended on the hapless fish.  This time the ursine’s pursuit was a success.

~ Anecdote and Brown Bear capture, Pursuit © Jerry L. Ferrara