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Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

We’ve all heard amazing stories about dogs and cats being rescued from near death situations, and given a second chance at life. But did you ever think a bear cub could be rescued and given a second chance? This is a story about a man and his cub. Casey Anderson is an animal trainer and a naturalist. He was out in the woods one day, when he came across a two bear cubs who were still at the side of their mother who had died. Here is the incredible story of a man and his cubs.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

Casey Anderson came across these two bear cubs left out in the cold, and staying near their mother, who had just passed away.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

He brought them home with the hopes of saving them, but unfortunately one cub passed away.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

The one that did survive was given the best chance at life possible. Casey decided to name him Brutus and adopted this bear cub as one of his own.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

Brutus never really knew anything different other than that Casey was his father.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

Because Casey was an animal trainer, he knew how to interact safely with this animal that would soon be much bigger than he was.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

He trained Brutus to be soft and gentle, rather than a wild animal trying to survive in nature.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

As years continued to go by, their relationship became even stronger.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

And their trust grew even more.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

Over time, Brutus became a member of the family. While it would be unusual in most cases, everyone was excited to have Brutus join them.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

It seemed that everywhere that Casey went, Brutus was not far behind.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

When it was time for Casey to get married, Brutus wouldn’t have missed it for anything!

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

Luckily Casey’s new wife was okay with the fact that when marrying him, that meant Brutus was part of their new family too.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

Seems like she’s a pretty good sport about his massive animal that is now her pet too.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

Casey would take Brutus with him on fishing trips. I can only imagine what kind of fishing partner Brutus is.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

They didn’t always have to be in the woods for a good time together though.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

They would practice fishing in the pool and it helped keep Brutus active.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

That would be a scary sight if you didn’t know anything about him.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

Can you imagine seeing this if you were out camping? Just a man and his cub, although he’s not much of a cub now.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

Maybe this story will show you that it’s not what is on the outside that matters, but what is on the inside.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

I bet it was hard for some of his close friends and relatives to accept at first.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

But it looks like Brutus and Casey have formed a one of a kind friendship.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

Casey continued to work with Brutus to help him manage any animal instincts that would arise.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

But this has only made their relationship stronger.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

The trust they have for each other is definitely one of a kind, and even hard to find that level of trust amongst humans.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

I would love to see some of the reactions of people who don’t know Casey or Brutus while they were wandering around in the woods.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

I’m sure they were running the other way before they even thought to ask some questions.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

It seems like Casey and Brutus both gained something special the day that Casey found him and his sibling.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

They found a lifetime of trust and friendship.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

Grizzly Bears typically live anywhere from 20-25 years, so Casey definitely found a lifelong man’s best friend.

Man Has Been Best Friends With A Grizzly Bear For 15 Years

Looks like Brutus appreciates everything that Casey has done for him.

Source: Grizzly Encounter

I don’t know what I would do if I found 2 bear cubs on the side of the road. But I’m so glad this had a happy ending to an amazing story. It truly is about a man and his cub, and the friendship that followed. What are your thoughts?

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