The Legend of El Patron

The Legend of El Patron

The Legend of El Patron

The Legend of El Patron


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When an aging male bear joined a rare and natural return of black bears to West Texas, wildlife researcher Bonnie McKinney trapped him for evaluation. She found the bear near starvation. Little did she know that she and El Patron would soon become celebrities throughout the national park and wildlife research communities.

El Patron's story tells the trials of a starving bear marked as a nuisance, the dedication of a wildlife researcher, and the commitment of the people of Carlsbad who rallied to aid this renegade bear after he escaped his new home. Certain to captivate, El Patron's story also provides readers the opportunity to learn more about black bears with its sidebars featuring educational information. Ultimately readers will delight in the endearing, true tale of this outlaw bear and how his story became the Legend of El Patron.

The Legend of El Patron: A True Story is winner of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers contest in their unpublished works writing category.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644384923
Publisher:, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/10/2019
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.06(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Virginia is an award-winning author of articles, short stories, and children's books. She also teaches the craft of writing. She, husband David, and Golden Retriever Roxanne enjoy traveling to remote places, especially Alaska and Canada. Virginia returns from their adventures to write about the wilder corners of Texas and beyond.
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