Animals at Play

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Hudson is the name of the dog in these pictures taken in mid-November. When the polar bear approached the Eskimo dog, the owner, Brian Ladoon, a hunter and trapper living on the shore of Hudson Bay east of Churchill Maniotta, thought for the worst. Indeed, ice had not yet formed on the bay, and bears are starved because the open water prevented them from hunting. Dogs are easy prays for bears at this season. However, Hudson did not bark or try to attack the bear. Instead he wagged his tail, and invited the bear to get nearer. They both wrestled and wrapped together in cheerful and non aggressive signs. These two adversary species where in fact playing as children do.

Photos : Rober Rosing