Thursday, 17 November 2016

Polar bear petting dog in Manitoba

Only in Canada? Maybe. But most definitely in Manitoba...

They make an odd couple, but a big-bodied polar bear and diminutive dog threw caution to the tundra winds and cuddled up in northern Manitoba over the weekend.

"I had no idea what was going to happen, and then sure enough he started petting that dog, acted like he was a friend," David De Meulles said. "I just so happen to catch a video of a lifetime."

De Meulles recorded a video over the weekend that shows one of the Arctic predators towering over a dog, tenderly petting it while the two nuzzle in Churchill, Man.

De Meulles was born and raised in Churchill and said he's never seen anything like it. - cbc

David de Meulles

Related story:

Churchill dog killed by polar bear on 'only night' owner didn't put out food

The actions of a northern Manitoba man whose dogs' odd bond with polar bears went viral are being questioned after one of the Arctic predators killed and ate a sled dog. 
A video posted online over the weekend showed a polar bear gingerly patting one of several sled dogs chained up on Churchill resident Brian Ladoon's property.

Read more: cbc

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