Of course there was heavy breathing. You had your britches down. LOL. You weren't anywhere near Glennallen were you? Some old geezers will go to great lengths just for a peek.
But seriously, that sounds like a pretty close encounter. Probably a moose, 'cause all the bears ought to be hibernating. BUT they ( the bears) will often burrow in the root structure of a tree. Close call. Glad you are OK. DICK
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