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3-year-old boy lost in freezing forest for two days says bear kept him safe

 0:40 1:46   Missing 3-year-old North Carolina boy found alive

missing 3-year-old boy who was found alive after enduring two days of heavy rain and freezing temperatures says it was a bear who kept him safe and warm.

Authorities from the FBI and U.S. Marines professional search teams joined up with volunteers to search for Casey Hathaway when he vanished from outside his grandmother’s house in North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon.

As his distressed family waited for updates, one of their neighbors out walking her dog heard a loud cry come from the bushes. About 40 yards from the road, Casey was found crying and tangled in thorn bushes.

A happy ending. A three-year-old boy who wandered away from home was found alive two days later. The three year old claims a bear kept him warm and safe while he was lost.

To a three-year-old, any big old hairy thing is liable to resemble a bear.

Most bears hibernate in the winter. It seems unlikely that a bear took him in. I’m not calling the kid a liar. I have an alternate explanation.

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The boy was found in Craven county. Nearby Onslow and Pender Counties have both been the scene of Big Foot sightings.

When you suspend disbelief, anything is plausible.