Skip to comments.Two Runners Encounter Black Bear While Hiking In Canada
Posted on 06/21/2014 10:38:15 AM PDT by navysealdad
Two Canadian runners encountered a black bear while on a nature jog and didnt know what to do.
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Funny thing when you encounter nature on a nature walk.
they started hikers and BECAME runners?
Step 1. Kick out your buddy’s knee.
You don’t have to run faster than the bear, just faster than him.
They found out which one of them was faster and which one was dinner?
They were out for a hike but BECAME runners in that instant!
“Race! Loser covers dinner!”
The bear should be judged, not by the color of its fur, but by the content of its character.
This bear seemed playful and curious...but very scary.
“If the bear is brown, lie down.
If the bear is black, fight back.”
The bear should be judged, not by the color of its fur, but by the content of its ‘stomach’. LOL
Quick! Climb up the nearest tree! Oh...D’OH!
I’d be scared chitless! My Significant Otter is a master black bear hunter. He’d LIVES for that kind of stuff.
Maybe I’d better get a Backup Beau? LOL!
Just keep running! Poor boys were Skered!
The bear was out of Charmin and wanted more
Scary, but if they hadn’t kept acting scared and backing away, the bear would have lost interest much quicker. He just wanted to know what they were.
The Grizzly charge below the black bear video is impressive.
Lot’s of bears in Canada. What do they expect? Usually brown bears run away from people, it’s the grizzly’s that will get you.
Were they wearing their bells?
Does the bear s**t in the woods?
Maybe. Maybe not. But 2 skeered hikers sure did.
Wild guess but if someone has been feeding that black bear, it might have approached them expecting a treat but got different signals from the runners that confused it. Like all young predators, it will soon figure it out and know just what it wants to do in any situation...
Geez, we’ve got black bears roaming the neighborhood regularly, getting into bird feeders, apple trees, etc.
While wearing their tutus.
The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos ssp.) is any North American subspecies of the brown bear, including the mainland grizzly (Ursus arctos horribilis), the Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), the peninsular grizzly (Ursus arctos gyas) and the recently extinct California grizzly (U. a. californicus) and Mexican grizzly bear (U. a. nelsoni).
Brown bears are the aggressive variety. Black bears are just oversized raccoons. Raccoons can bite, of course.
It was like being stalked by somebody on Bath Salts. Who knows what the consequences could have been? Maybe he was just a nosey bear. When they sped up, he sped up. When they slowed down, so did he. After they left what the bear considers his territory, he was less in pursuit.
You can tell the were both terrified. The hikers are lucky this was a rather young bear who did not appear to be starving, and that he was alone. All this bear needed would be for an elder-bear to lead him into charging up to those two men. I would have thought they would be better prepared in the Canadian wilderness, no pepper spray, no pistols?. At the very least, bring a noisemaker like a cooking pan with a ladle to hit it.
Are most bears as Pigeon-Toed as this one? Look at him waddle.
Oversized ones can. I know we have black bears in my town, because the police circulated pictures of one eating at a bird feeder less than a mile from me. I've never seen one. Lots of dear, foxes, rabbits, the occasional weasel, once a bobcat, but never a bear.
As Woodie Allen once boasted to Diane Keaton "I've been killing spiders since I was 30."
You always find the bells in pepper-scented bear scat.
The California grizzly was said to be the meanest of the lot with longer legs and a real bad attitude.
Was mowing the ditch near my yard this morning and a black bear scooted from the woods about 30 yards from me. He took a quick glance at me and moved on across the field.
They should have offered it a beer in French.
While wearing their tutus.
Don't know about the hikers but I saw just such a black bear in Canada while camping long ago. It was early summer and the small bear (150 lbs or so) wandered onto the trail snuffling on all fours about 15 yds away. Spotted us, reared up curious showing off the fuzzy winter coat scrape that started at his pelvis and continued downward. Think big dusty hairball projecting out 8 to 10 inches from the summer coat. Above that it was sleek and shiny. Looked like a cartoon bear with a tutu. Luckily for us, he turned and tore off back into the woods. Wish I'd had a photo.
We know what grandma Toot, as a typical White woman, would have done if she saw a BLACK bear!
You’re in the running! ;)
That's what 800 pounds of solid muscle sounds like when it charges towards you.
That’ll get Ya killed. I just take a 4570 everywhere I go heh.
They have them in Colorado Springs. Here's a video of a bear stealing a dumpster from behind the Edelweiss Restaurant:
Reportedly, he visited on two different nights.
All one runner needs is to outrun the other!
and carrying their pepper spray?
I saw a video similar to that years ago, a bear was picking over a household dump in a wooded area and he came across an old electric stove with inviting odors from the oven. He rolled that stove end-over-end through the woods for several miles.
No doubt these people are the type that would PROTEST development to “save wildlife”. Kinda like a Democrat that gets mugged. LOL.
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