You are Bob. Today you find a letter in the mail. It says:

You have been chosen to compete in the Ultimate Puzzling Challenge, along with 1,048,575 others. It is a challenge where you will encounter lots of puzzles, and it is very fun! However, you have to answer a riddle before you actually enter the challenge, and only the first 262,144 people get to compete. Turn this letter over to find the riddle. By the way, here's the layout: There are 3 sections: A,B, and C. A is all about maps, B is all about science (including math) and C is about language (e.g. cryptograms).

- Mr. Riddle Guy

Of course, you read the back, because after all this looks fun!

I don't have to move in the air or water,
I hunt fish and berries.
You will find me in Canada
My color is sometimes contrary to my name. What am I?

If you finish, you can get into the Ultimate Puzzling Challenge!


You are a

Black Bear.


Walk on the ground.
Eat fish and berries.
Live in Canada.
Aren't always black.

And I believe I am confused if this is the whole answer.

  • $\begingroup$ Ok. Not the intended answer, but it makes sense. Try a different species of bear... $\endgroup$ – user17008 May 27 '16 at 1:00
  • $\begingroup$ Correct. Puzzle A1 is coming soon... $\endgroup$ – user17008 May 27 '16 at 1:02
  • $\begingroup$ The game is literally afoot! $\endgroup$ – LeppyR64 May 27 '16 at 1:03

Are you..

a Brown Bear

I don't move in the air or water

Land animal

I hunt fish and berries

As a brown bear does.

You will find me in Canada

Bears live in Canada.

Colour is sometimes contrary..

Brown bears are not always brown.

Like Leppy said - I had this answer but I am totally confused if I (we) are missing another whole layer to this.. I was trying to make sense of the binary numbers, letters, the whole deal.

  • $\begingroup$ The correct answer was black bear, both were viable options, and brown was my first guess as well. On to step A1. $\endgroup$ – LeppyR64 May 27 '16 at 1:11
  • $\begingroup$ I missed that comment. Well now it makes sense.. $\endgroup$ – Steve Oakes May 27 '16 at 1:13

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