Many people think of Finland as the land of cold weather, darkness, and many forest trees. However, Ossi Saarinen (previously here and here), a Finnish wildlife photographer, believes that the country is much more than just that, and he shows another surprisingly enchanting side of his motherland through nature photography.

Ossi brings pleasant feelings through his photos of spectacular Finnish nature, especially the untouched forests, that Finnish people are so proud of, covering almost three-quarters of the whole country. And within these peaceful and ancient forests, wild animals roam freely and enjoy their lives at their best.

Finnish animals appear to be very mysterious, fascinating and charming just like they've stepped out from fairytales. Ossi does not skip the chances to capture the beauty of Finnish wildlife in animal photography snaps. He believes that every encounter between the animals and humans becomes an unforgettably amazing experience (Well, let’s not talk about the encounter with a bear).

Now, let's enjoy the fairytale's atmosphere in his nature and wildlife photography portfolio.

More info: Instagram

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Fantastic photograph - fox is stunning.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Fabulous photo.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Foxes curl up so beautifully neatly. Totally adorable.

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

It's a Buddha squirrel! I want to rub his belly!

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Jona Thiessen
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2 years ago

Nature is the most beautiful image of all

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CCL_2018
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2 years ago

so fluffy!

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Camille Holland
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2 years ago

he looks like he's saying "thank you" cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Jona Thiessen
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2 years ago

So beautiful!

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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2 years ago

My brother can touch his nose with his tongue

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Owl's thinking 'GO AWAY'.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Looks like squirrel has furry gloves on! Got to keep those paws warm!

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Lynidette
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2 years ago

Absolutely stunning!

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Another beautifully curled up fox - looking all cosy!

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Aaron Cris
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2 years ago

I have to know where this is.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Practising for a gurning competition!

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Wyndmere
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2 years ago

Did you call this place Finland or Fine-land, 'cuz it looks mighty fine to me.

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ChrisK
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2 years ago

I love log.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Those cute faces!

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Mother Mary Helen
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2 years ago

Left otter: "DAMMIT!" Right otter: "Chill, bro"

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Wyndmere
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2 years ago

Can I have that shiney buckle on your belt, please?

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

He's going to have one heck of a hard time burying that thing!

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Lynidette
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2 years ago

Pure. Magic.

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The Girl on Fire
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2 years ago

Its tail is so oversized compared to the rest of it!

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MomaBear
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2 years ago

Oh gosh! Too cute!!!

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Jona Thiessen
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2 years ago

I am obsessed with Moose! (what is plural for this amazing creature??)

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fruit_panda
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2 years ago

"And after allll.... you're my wonderwaaaallll!" :D

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Checking out his new yellow contacts DID match his beak perfectly.

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Andres Tejeda
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2 years ago

just came back from the grocery store, nothing to see here.

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Pairote Leetavorn
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2 years ago

They love the Winter Snow - the same as I ...... MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 ! from ' The City of Angels '

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Pairote Leetavorn
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2 years ago

Must be a She ...... beautiful creature. MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 ! from ' The City of Angels '

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desert29rat
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2 years ago

He's such a cutie!

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Aaron Cris
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2 years ago

Fawns are so beautiful.

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desert29rat
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2 years ago

Beautiful fox.

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MomaBear
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2 years ago

Sweet little face!

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

What on earth happened to your ear tufts?

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Pairote Leetavorn
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2 years ago

Sunning me ...... don't be angry, I am your friend. MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 ! from ' The City of Angels "

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Renee Schreader
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2 years ago

WHY ARE PEOPLE PUTTING ADDS UP ON HERE.

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mjm
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2 years ago

Wonderful photos!

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Aaron Cris
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2 years ago

Is he doing what I think he's doing?

Carol Emory
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2 years ago

Does a bear sh*t in the woods?

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Mama Panda
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2 years ago

So I guess the answers are yes and the Pope IS Catholic

Maloney Sandwich
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2 years ago

The look on his face! It’s like he realized he is being exposed to all of the internet

Kristina Bloor
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2 years ago

Oh shit.

Mala Qiu
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2 years ago

Well, I guess that answers the question.

Jona Thiessen
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2 years ago

Is that what I think it is? 😝

Dahlia Sunshine
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2 years ago

It is.

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Steel Tra
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2 years ago

Does a bear poop in the woods? I think we have our answer!

Andrea Doidge
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2 years ago

" Now where is that rabbit?"

Mona Hammock
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2 years ago

My thought exactly - guess some folks commenting haven't heard that joke

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Mikko Tainio
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2 years ago

"Here's what I think of your work"

Zaheen Muhammad
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2 years ago

Sorry for embarrassment buddy! But no worries, everyone poops..

Peter Stenström
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2 years ago

That face :D

Melissa Woods
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9 months ago

This is disgusting.

Wyndmere
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2 years ago

Only time you can get close w/o out being chased.

Wyndmere
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2 years ago

Hey! No paparazzi - have you No boundaries?

Wyndmere
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey, no paparazzi!

Sefton Hanley
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2 years ago

And that finally settles that old question!

Hazel Lebrun
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, that answers that question. Yes, a bear does do that in the woods.

Sheilagh Peters
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2 years ago

We now know where the bear shit in the buck brush!

Merts Lawncare
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2 years ago

Question Answered.

Brooke Wagner
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2 years ago

😂 why??? 💩

Diane Runyon
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2 months ago

Pooh Bear

Gary Cox
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8 months ago

Where does the bear go....

Diane Quesinberry Adkins
Community Member
8 months ago

Does a bear poop in the woods? I think so.

Sharon Heiner
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8 months ago

YES it is true...a bear does....

Joni Marhula
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9 months ago

I guess the saying is true?..He's in the woods!

Ruthie Castro
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9 months ago

Lol!!!!

Tamara Taylor
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9 months ago

So, now we know for sure.

Richard A Hanson
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9 months ago

As a matter of fact, I do S**T in the woods, where else would I do itl

Tracy Owens
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9 months ago

I guess that answers that question ...

Kathi Reed
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9 months ago

Here's the answer to the world question---Yes, bears shit in the wood!!!

Kathi Reed
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9 months ago

LOL

Christine Zygowski-Clydesdale
Community Member
9 months ago

Here’s your answer to does a bear shit in the woods?

Anniejoy Cuento
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9 months ago

😳💩🤣

Tina Ruby
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9 months ago

He looks a little strained.

Eileen Fowler
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9 months ago

answers an age old question

Cézann Deveaux
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9 months ago

🤎🤣

Juan Ruiz de Alda
Community Member
9 months ago

Thank you very much for sharing.

Chris Whorf
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9 months ago

...anywhere he wants!

Juneen Fink
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9 months ago

""I thought I shut the door!!""

Claire Sirref
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9 months ago

So bears do 💩 in the woods!!

David Brown
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11 months ago

Does a bear $#!+ in the woods?? Yes here's poof!

Kevin Sykes
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11 months ago

Where's a rabbit when you need one

Deb Lawhorne
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11 months ago

Finally! And answer to the age-old question, "Does a bear SH!# in the woods?" LOL

Tammy Hackney
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11 months ago

Well this answers the age old question...

Ed Fillman
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11 months ago

He pooped!

Deborah Grant
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11 months ago

Yep!

Gina Kitchenmaster
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11 months ago

Does a bear....never mind.

Teresa Nikolic
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11 months ago

Yep, he’s shittin in the woods 🤣🤣

Tuula Salonen
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11 months ago

I think we have finally confirmation to that age old conundrum - does the bear defecate in the woods? Next, is the Pope Catholic...

Lytle Markham
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11 months ago

Does a bear #### in the woods? There’s your answer!

Katherine Boone
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11 months ago

I think we caught a bear doing his business!!

Tom Hendrie
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11 months ago

He’s doing what bears do in the woods.

Lynn Morello
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12 months ago

Der's no pribasy anywerz. Cant a bear poop widout da audience?

Lynn Morello
Community Member
12 months ago

Everbodi gotta poop, wanna make sumfin obit? Dang peple, dont gib nobody any pribasy round here.

Jordan Landry
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12 months ago

Is a bear catholic? Does the pope sh*t in the woods?

Isaac Fish
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12 months ago

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Isaac Fish
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12 months ago

If a bear shits in the woods dose in smell?

Heather Brewer
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12 months ago

This was probably the safest time to get a photo of a bear but...eww

Elizabeth Gardner
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12 months ago

at his powerful best. And yes they do!

Heathir Naesgaard
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12 months ago

That face says it all!

Tom Coakley
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12 months ago

Needs more fiber.

Leonardo Cannone
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12 months ago

Well that answers that age old question.

Laura Oueddir
Community Member
12 months ago

Well, that answers that question!

Larry Hill
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12 months ago

taking a dump...

Susana Manuel
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12 months ago

His tail is as old as time🐻💩

Juan Ruiz de Alda
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12 months ago

Caught red handed taking a dump.

Rob Horsburgh
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12 months ago

Could work at Dairy Queen!

Josiane Dazin
Community Member
12 months ago

What à pic ! 😇

Vf Derby
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12 months ago

Most definitely!

Miranda Philbin
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12 months ago

Does a bear $#1t in the woods ?!!!

Karen Jay
Community Member
1 year ago

I guess that answers that question!

Jo Nelson
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1 year ago

If you are thinking what I'm thinking, then I think that's what he's doing.

Jody Beckett
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, poo on you too!

Susan Grimes
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahhhh nature!

Joy Parish
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1 year ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoY96hxmizE

Glyn Griffiths
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh so they do after all.

Debby Lord
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey I'm busy here....

Vinniegret
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, there's the answer to the proverbial question. It's YES!

Lea Nelson
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes we do...

Marta Hudson
Community Member
2 years ago

Is he pooping?

Kathy Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Enjoying the go...

Beverly Hoefer-Hoagland
Community Member
2 years ago

Privacy, please.

Stephanie Haertling
Community Member
2 years ago

well here's the answer to "does a bear shit in the woods? "

Juliette Vries
Community Member
2 years ago

Proof is in the pudding.

Brooke Carroll
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2 years ago

omg that is so funny

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

What, no out house ?

Terry Schrock
Community Member
2 years ago

Do bears pop in the woods? YEAH!

Timothy O'Toole
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks constipated...Oh! Guess not. What's that smell?!

Denise Dardarian
Community Member
2 years ago

The Pope is Catholic and a Bear does s%%t in the woods.....lol

Robert Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, there it is. The answer to the age old question, "Does a bear 💩 in the woods?"

Nancy Furstinger
Community Member
2 years ago

Shouldn't he be in the woods, behind a tree?

Karen Dampier
Community Member
2 years ago

So now we have the answer to that age old question.

Paulette Kingery
Community Member
2 years ago

Evidently he does this in a field as well as the Woods heehee

Ella Grzywacz
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2 years ago

Wait....where's the Charmin?

Ella Grzywacz
Community Member
2 years ago

Where's his Charmin?

Mona Hammock
Community Member
2 years ago

bears use rabbits to wipe with because shite doesn't stick to rabbit fur according to the joke

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Ana M
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2 years ago

"Did I say take the photo? Did I? No, go away, AWAY!"

Ann LaBonte
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2 years ago

This bear is for my son, Abraham.

Ralph Spooner
Community Member
2 years ago

He's making room in his stomach for the human and the camera he is holding.

Cheryl Gross
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2 years ago

If I ever run into that - I don't care what he's doing I'm out of there.

Chris Morgan
Community Member
2 years ago

...as a matter of fact, bears do!

Sandy LY
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2 years ago

REEAALLLY????? Can I get no privacy in my own woods?

Jaana Jurvanen
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes .... :)

Sue Street
Community Member
2 years ago

That'awesome LOL!!! What goes in must come out! :)

Peggi Warner-Lalonde
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, I guess that answers *that* question!

Re Almanace
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2 years ago

Bearpoopies Get out the Charmin