Bear carving, Dacre church, Lake District

Bear carving, Dacre church, Lake District

In the final bear carving, the bear has a very satisfied grin, and the creature which attacked it is gone, presumably eaten. Of course, the explanation of the story told by the carvings that I give here may be wrong - we just don't know what the carvings truly represent, and that is part of the fun of the Dacre bears.

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