The polar bear sees something. What? Another creature, maybe, running around amidst bowhead whale bones on the edge of the Beaufort Sea.
It's a dog! A dog who who has come to chase polar bears!
It is too hard for a dog to climb atop the skull of a bowhead whale to chase a bear, so the dog is happy when he sees the bear climb down from the skull where it will be easier to chase.
The dog barks at the bear. He wants the bear to run so he can chase it.
Whoa! The bear does not run. The bear takes a swat at the dog - as if he were nothing more than a pesky mosquito.
Now, the bear chases the dog.
The dog seems to enjoy both the chase and being chased.
Beau, the dog: short for Beaufort as in Beaufort Sea. Beau is mighty proud of himself. Beau is the good friend of George Tagarook, better known by his Iñupiaq name of Tookak, which means harpoon head. Tukak is a whaling captain and fire chief for Kaktovik. He had taken Beau out for an evening run alongside the truck. Beau ran even futher, to the place called "The Bone Yard," or "Jurassic Park" where the Iñupiat whale hunters of Kaktovik pile the bones of the harvested bowheads that feed their village.