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Do bears hug their enemies to death?

April 26, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

The proverbial hugging propensity of bears is probably a myth, notwithstanding a vast amount of alleged testimony to the contrary. Literature, reference works and books on natural history contain numerous references to the “crushing embrace” or “deadly hug” of bears. Alexander Pope wrote: ” ‘Tis a bear’s talent not to kick, but hug.” Nearly all …

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