Would you have reacted the same way?
18 Comments on "Bear Gets Right Next To A Guy"
Looked like a black bear. While still dangerous, they're mainly curious. It was just checking out the strange smell. Had it been a grizzly, totally different story.
Nope, I wouldnt have reacted that way, I would have banged and yelled and waved my arms
Why was the cameraman up the tree anyway? Even this city slicker knows that bears can climb.
I loved that, because this guy did exactly the right thing. I would have liked a shot of his pants, though.
I would have said "Holy Shit" loud enough for the bear to hear, then subsequently mauled and eaten. 🙁
nature; got to love it. looked like a sow with her cub below checking if he was a threat. a nice reminder of bear tree climbing skills–quick as sh*t.
I can not believe how fast that bear got up the tree. Those suckers are fast. You could see a part of his shirt in the video and he was shaking.
It looked like a younger bear and was just curious. An idiot like me would try to pet it and lose a hand.
Yeah, he played it right. Animals have a pretty good sense about such things. Make sure the bear knows you're a cool guy and, assuming it has no other reasons to maul you, it should go alright. I would have talked to it in a calm and relaxed manner. At the same time, I'd have been planning my defense strategy (just in case). Lastly, I'd make sure that if things turned ugly, my last words would be "fuck you, Bear," sorta like Mel Bernstein.
Be paralyzed with fear? Yeah, that's probably what I would've done, too. Did you see how fast it climbed that tree? No way I could get down and run away fast enough!
His coolness probably saved his life. Unlike humans, most animals don't attack without purpose (food, protect, danger). In this case the hunter wasn't food, there apparently was nothing to protect and the guy's lack of reaction meant the bear sensed no danger. Result: no attack. Now if only humans could learn those lessons.
Considering he's a hunter, with all the advantages of camo, a viewing post & a rifle (I assume), I hope he at least shit his pants. Better luck next time Mr. Bear.
omg, that was a baby bear! Looked like it was just curious. good video!
Whew! Funny how the bear kinda looked like a cuddly dog. But yeah, **whispers** holy shit
Yikes! What a cool cucunber!
Holy shit, indeed.
Assuming he was armed with more than a cell phone, though. Hunter, right?
Very glad he lived to share the video.
Wow…this guy is a rock star. I would have been freaking out. The beer gave this adorable look at the top though…like a puppy dog. I think the beer was so buys trying to hang on, it wasn't going to attack.
I was scared for myself just watching that video. that is one cool dude.
He remained clam and it saved him. Had he startled the bear, it would have attacked.
Holy Shit! is right.