A Canadian polar bear was spotted patiently waiting by the side of the road for the ice to freeze in Hudson Bay. The funny sight was caught on camera and has since gone viral, capturing the attention of people all over the world.
In another incident, Rudy Noorlander, a grizzly bear attack survivor from Montana, has shared his incredible story of survival and recovery. Just three months after undergoing extensive jaw and dental reconstruction surgery, Noorlander spoke of his life-changing encounter with the beast.
Noorlander, 61, came face-to-face with a nine-foot-tall grizzly bear while helping a father and son find a shot deer in the Custer Gallatin National Forest on Sept. 8. The bear suddenly appeared and attacked him, leaving him with serious injuries to his face and body. Despite the traumatic experience, Noorlander remains positive and grateful to be the target instead of the duo of hunters or a group of older hikers he had encountered earlier on the trail.
Noorlander's remarkable story of survival and recovery has inspired many, and he plans to share more details in an upcoming book. His daughter, Ashley Noorlander, describes him as an inspiration and someone she and her children love.
Noorlander's positive outlook on life is truly admirable, and his determination to return to his beloved wilderness is inspiring. Despite the challenges she faces, such as difficulty eating, swallowing and speaking clearly, she remains optimistic and sees the attack as part of God's plan.
Noorlander's story serves as a reminder of the unpredictable dangers that can be found in the wilderness and the importance of being prepared and cautious when exploring the wild.