This summer heat will get to you.
This old boy needed a cool down on a hot Massachusetts summer day. It’s hard to blame a black bear though, with its thick coat of jet black fur…can you imagine wearing a black fur coat in summer?
When he came across a pond in someone’s backyard after probably rummaging through their trash can, this black bear naturally decided it was time for a dip in the water to cool off.
As he sits inside, you can hear him panting from the heat. His heavy breathing shows that he badly needed a cool down and a good drink of water.
The bear swims in the water and enjoys it for a few minutes until he notices the koi carp swimming in the small area around him.
When the bear notices them, one seems to run into the bear, scaring it into jumping and getting up and coming out of the pond.
That’s hilarious, I’m surprised it didn’t try to eat them.
The bear is still panting in the heat as he walks away. This is a tough trail, the only water nearby has fish that scare him.
Grizzly Bear attacks two Bowhunters
Bears are perhaps one of the coolest and baddest animals on the entire planet. And for many of the same reasons, it also makes them the most terrifying animals on the planet.
Big, fast, strong… if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being changed by a bear, it may be too late before you even have a chance to react. For these two Bowhunter in Canada that was almost the case.
While hunting near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, these bowhunters stumbled upon a large old sow and her two youngsters at the feed barrel, but as soon as she got a whiff of it, she charged full force.
“These two hunters were watching a bear and her cubs when the larger animal suddenly charged at them. Luckily, the two men scared the bear away and walked away with only minor injuries.”
Luckily these guys escaped with some minor injuries and all I can think of is a freshly soiled pair of shorts.
But… they caught the whole thing on camera.
Grizzly bear blames a group of tourists in Alaska
Few animals on earth are more fearsome than grizzly bears, especially a grizzly mom who protects her cubs. The bruins’ sheer size, speed, and power make them capable of delivering deadly blows to humans with ease.
Spring is one of the best times of year to spot bears and they are a major tourist attraction in the wild places where they live. The bears are very active in the spring as they come out of their dens hungry and in search of food. However, spring is also the time when mom bears have cubs in tow, so encounters with bears can be particularly precarious.
While a group of tourists watched a mother bear and her cubs from a safe distance across the river, a curious young grizzly unexpectedly stumbled after them at an uncomfortably close distance.
The tour guide quickly realizes that his can of bear spray was in someone else’s coat pocket at the time, so dumping it out was not an option. Instead, he had to pull out his .44 Magnum, a last resort that luckily he didn’t need in this situation.
He also realized that the bear was approaching out of curiosity and not animosity, which allowed him to remain calm and use his voice and physical presence to discourage the bear from starting a fight. With over a decade of experience observing grizzly bears, the guide also recognized that the bears’ initial charge is more of a bluff than an attack.
To further discourage the bear from running into the group, he advised the people behind them to raise their hands in the air as if they were a real gamer so that they look notoriously large in the bear’s eyes.
When exploring bear country, it is important to understand the situation, the circumstances, and the type of bear you are dealing with so that you can react appropriately to ward off an attack.
The National Park Service has a detailed guide to dealing with bear encounters that all outdoor enthusiasts should brush up on.
Here’s more from the guide:
“At 12:50 you hear me tell everyone, ‘Get behind me and raise your arms in the air.’ This is fairly standard procedure for this situation and the only step left to prevent a real attack , except that I mean . 44SW.
The reason I placed the group behind me is that if this bear charges, I’m the only person who can hope to stop them, which means I have to be in the front and face that risk head-on, without anything and nobody hindering me.
If a bear charges with intent to kill, you only have one shot to stop it before it grabs someone at that range.
The reason I didn’t fire my .44SW is twofold. At first I didn’t and honestly don’t know how this bear would have reacted. It could have run away or the shot could have triggered a proper charge as well, and secondly because when the bear grabs me I want every bullet.
In this video, I’m carrying an S&W Model 29, 44 Mag, with 305 gr HSM Bear charges producing 1075 foot-lbs of energy.”
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