Lost boy, 3, found safe after two days alone in rural Montana where mountain lions and bears roam and severe thunderstorms raged

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now that’s a free-range kid!

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I hope he remembers this as an adventure, rather than a trauma.

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Born on a mountain top in Tennessee,
Greenest state in the land of the free.
Raised in the woods so’s he knew every tree,
Killed him a bear when he was only three.

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After reading a lot of the “Missing 411” books, there’s only one logical reason why the boy is still alive… Bigfoot.

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Ah, the days of my youth, when I could hop on a bicycle and ride for miles out into the country…

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This feels like the start of a Brothers Grimm’s tale.

The kid is a changeling.

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i swear those are the biggest eyes i’ve ever seen on a human. he’s got his party story set for life now:

“…did i ever tell you the story of how i got lost in the woods for two days when i was…?”

everyone else: WE KNOW

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Probably the bears and mountain lions just thought he was a doll.

gerg

Jokes aside, I do hope he isn’t traumatized.

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Ryker cannot be defeated.

He does have a sort of feral child expression in that photo.

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That kid has seen some sh*t.

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I was about 3 years old when I too decided to go for a walk and ran off from my parents and ended up about a mile down a dirt road.

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This story with that picture feels more like the origin story for some Batman villain. But glad they’ve been found.

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