Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wild Animal Story

bear In Help! Please! From Sioux's Page, Sioux asks,

“What is the funniest animal story you have to tell?”

I just had to share my funniest story. Now, some of you have probably heard this before and if you hike or camp with me, you have heard this on every trip, so I hope you don’t mind another repeat.

One weekend we decided to go tent camping at Deep Creek Campground in the The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

After a long hard day in the classroom on that Friday, I went to bed early but my husband decided to stay sitting around the campfire. I must have dozed off quickly but was woken up about 15 minutes later by this awful growling sound! I just knew that something had attacked my husband and tried to unzip the tent door. But I couldn’t get the tent door unzipped for what seemed like forever. When I finally got out of the tent, all I could see in the light of the campfire was this black bear running away to the right and my husband running away to the left. I sat down with a plop and couldn’t stop laughing!!

Apparently my husband was sitting around the campfire with a bag of Doritos in his lap and a drink in the cup holder of his camp chair. It was so nice and quiet and dark that he fell asleep. The bear, hearing no sounds but smelling the Doritos, creeped up to my husband’s chair to sniff out the chips. At this time, my husband snored loudly and scared the bear. The bear, startled, “screamed” with a loud growl and ran off. The growl woke my husband up and scared him so he took off running! It was the funniest sight to see!

Needless to say, my husband now stands when he is around the campfire!

What is your funniest animal story? Please share.

Image: 'Black Bear'
Found on flickrcc.net


Sioux Roslawski said...

Pat--That is the best animal story, and probably the most unusual. However, does your husband know how lucky he was? ;)

loonyhiker said...

@Sioux He definitely does! That is why he no longer sits in a chair if he is by himself in the evening around the campfire. AND we go to bed at the same time now. :)