Forest Enets

Head to head with bears

In this short audio recording, an Enets man tells the story of his encounter with two bears. On a spring day, while travelling on an icy hill with his reindeer, the man came head to head with two bears. To scare them away, he fired shots with his carabine. 

Recordings: The text was recorded in Potapovo in 2008 by Andrey Shluinsky. It was transcribed on paper by Viktor Palchin, edited and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.