VIDEO: Bear Charges, Tackles, First Nations Bow Hunter
January 05, 2021
Watching this footage is about as close as we ever want to be to being attacked by a bear. It lets you experience all the adrenaline with none of the pesky being shred to pulled human pork.
The video, uploaded to Youtube by a bow hunter, begins with the hunter eyeing and being eyed by a black bear a few yards away. Armed with a bow, the hunter's not in a great position to defend himself if the bear should charge (and remember, if you kill a bear, even a charging bear, you'd best prepare for a grueling legal fight and maybe a nasty fine).
The bear inches closer and closer as the hunter fiddles with his camera and his bow. Then in an instant the bear decides to try his luck. The bear is covering the distance between them very quickly. The hunter begins to yell - first in an effort to scare the bear away, and then finally in a yelp of potent fear as the bear overtakes him.
The camera settles to rest while pointing down into a puddle. The man is dead.
No, just kidding, the man is alive and well, and the bear only wanted to tackle him before running off. Though fatalities do occur in the proximity of black bears, they are much less vicious than grizzly bears. In fact, grizzly bears will rarely kill you unless they feel sufficiently threatened.
As for the hunter, he had this to say: "I am so happy after this confrontation with a black bear during our spring hunt. No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down. Genuinely happy that this was a non-fatal or tragic outcome. Proving that the black bear is a wild and unpredictable animal. Again so happy with the outcome."
See the amazing video for yourself and leave a comment!