Robert Franklin Leslie

Robert Franklin Leslie wrote ten books about his adventures in the wild. His most famous, The Bears and I, was made into a 1974 Disney movie. Patrick Wayne, John Wayne's son, played Leslie.
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A Bear Followed Me on a Camping Trip—And We Developed a Real Friendship

The author had heard about wild animals 
that bonded with humans. But this 
seven-foot Goliath had claws that could shred a tree. He also had a remarkably understanding nature.