Sterling and Bear tried tracking a deer, but although that proved unsuccessful, they were able to visit the wilderness’s frozen-food section and found a raccoon ice cold and dead in the snow.
After digging up the frozen-solid beast, they lugged it along on their journey. Upon pitching a makeshift tree tent, they got to the business of raccoon cleaning, cooking, and eating. Sterling seemed a bit nervous that Bear was going to eat Rocky raw, but luckily, Bear likes his raccoon grilled, so Sterling gave it a shot. Sterling said, “It’s got a flavor. Raccoon tasted not like chicken, ’cause chicken is delicious.”
Bear turned out to be quite the coonskin milliner, and gave his new buddy a stylish hat that Sterling wore with Davy Crockett-style pride: “I feel kind of badass, maybe a little silly, but kind of badass at the same time too, so, I’m’a rock it as long as I can.”
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