He mentions that he lives in the woods, and that he would prefer to live there because it is quiet and peaceful.
He is a very big bear, slightly taller and huskier than Father Bear. He has a deep voice, wears overalls, and has a red handkerchief around his neck.
- He is not in many Little Bear episodes.
- Little Bear is fascinated with Rusty's outdoor ethic, and whenever he shows up, Little Bear is tempted to emulate his rustic character.