Animals At Play (non-fiction)



A descriptive piece portraying mild danger, surprise and joy.

Vocal Characteristics



Voice Age

Middle Aged (35-54)


British (General)


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the end seemed very near for Hudson, a Canadian Eskimo dog tethered near the shore of Hudson Bay, east of Churchill, Manitoba. £1000 polar bear was lumbering toward the dog and about 40 others the prize possessions off Brian Lagoon, Ah, hunter and a trapper. It was mid November. Ice had not yet formed on the bay on the open, water prevented bears from hunting their favourite prey seals, so this bear had been virtually fasting for four months. Surely a dog was destined to become a meal. The bear closed in. Did Hudson howl in terror and try to flee? On the contrary, he wagged his tail, grinned and actually bound to the bear as if in invitation. The bear responded with enthusiastic body language on DH nonaggressive facial signals. These two normally antagonistic species were speaking the same language. Let's play. The ramp was on for several minutes. Dog and bear wrestled and cavorted once the bear completely wrapped himself around the dog like a friendly white cloud. Bear and dog then embraced as if in sheer abandon, overheated by a smaller playmate, shenanigans that bear laid down and called for a time out for more than a week that they're returned to play with one of the dogs. Finally, the ice formed and he set off for his winter habitat.