The bear was about 20 ft from the back porch and went into the woods while I yelled and yelled for Buddy to come back as loud as I could. Buddy turned away from the woods and crossed our little bridge onto our trail that leads into the woods and went after him into the forest. I continued yelling and was about to go get the ATV (that always brings Buddy running!) when he came back out of the woods and had a long, long drink from our pond. He must have panted for half an hour once he came back in the house from excitement or adreline or fear...
The bear was headed towards one of our neighbours through the woods, so I called and let them know. Sure enough, the bear showed up at their house 10 minutes later and they scared it away.
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