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Or, Polar Bears as Peeping Toms.


 Bears are very curious and fear nothing. One morning July 1996. a research assistant living with her significant other in one of the Northern Studies Centre's cabins,


(outbuildings about 50 yards from the main facility) discovered a bear staring at her through her front window. She was quite indignant. No harm came of it, however.

The bear did not force his way in (as they sometimes will, to go after what they perceive to be attractive-smelling food). Some people are not as lucky as this woman. A common complaint among the locals is that polar bears who pay a call, do not leave the same way they came in. The departure usually involves part of a wall.


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