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WoodTroll
11-12-2010, 09:07 AM
I think I might have screamed.

http://www.wimp.com/curiousbear/

:ashamed:

Shewie
11-12-2010, 02:14 PM
I think I'd have been shouting a lot earlier, if not shooting.

We had a close encounter with a mum and two cubs in BC on our honeymoon a few years ago. I think I was still buzzing a couple of days after.

WoodTroll
11-12-2010, 03:16 PM
He sounds amazingly cool. I would have loved to have seen his face?!

luresalive
11-12-2010, 03:21 PM
Whoa, you could see that bear had his scent from about 5 secs in there, he was simply following the scent trail and didn't recognise it as human..the guy was most likely a deer hunter using a masking scent and that's what the bear was following..But fair play to him for remaining cool!

beechnut mick
12-12-2010, 11:00 AM
bearilliant vid.

Bambii
12-12-2010, 07:29 PM
Thats wicked, i do admire him alot!

'Hey, What are you doin there?''

chris grace
12-12-2010, 07:53 PM
Nothing to worry about there,the guy had a clear head shot from about 2 feet away.If he missed the noise would have seen the bear off.All the same well done to him for not panicking and shooting it.

Bambii
12-12-2010, 08:24 PM
I wouldnt shoot it either way, maybe pop a shot in the air to frighten it if it got way too close.

ANDYRAF
13-12-2010, 03:32 PM
That thar wus a Black Bear, t'ain't a carnivore. Just curious as hell!

Andy

comanighttrain
29-12-2010, 04:42 PM
hahaha thats crazy. The bear is just like "oh...sorry..."

luresalive
29-12-2010, 07:15 PM
That thar wus a Black Bear, t'ain't a carnivore. Just curious as hell!

Andy

When Black Bears Attack!
Although black bear attacks are rare and most victims come out unscathed, this does not negate the fact that black bear attacks do happen and are sometimes fatal. Since 1900, there have been only 45-recorded deaths that were caused by black bears in the North America. This number is very minimal compared to the over 500 conflicts between black bears and humans from 1960 to 1980. Black bear attacks are much more common in the United States than are grizzly bear attacks. The main reason for the difference is the population size of each species. There are approximately 300,000 black bears in the continental United States, whereas there are only about 2000-3000 grizzlies still remaining in the lower 48 states. The larger population of black bears greatly increases the probability of encountering one in the wild.



http://ext.nrs.wsu.edu/publications/Blackbears1.htm

ghost
30-12-2010, 12:35 AM
A black bear inst a carnivore?? Of course it is mate they are classed as omnivores they will eat anything! Are you saying it's a vegetarian?

geordienemisis
30-12-2010, 10:45 AM
Wow that was real good, wonder how I would have reacted in the same situ. As I have been told sometimes bears are scared of humans & that is why they attack. Good footage & a nice Bear.

Ashley Cawley
31-12-2010, 03:41 PM
I think I might have screamed. http://www.wimp.com/curiousbear/ :ashamed:
Amazing stuff! Thanks for sharing.

I had a similar experience with a Badger once, I kept my cool; don't see what all the fuss is about :p

fish
31-12-2010, 04:03 PM
at that point the bear should be dubbed as saying 'ime a bear i climb trees for a living,wht the hell are YOU doing there!?'lol

Ashley Cawley
31-12-2010, 04:27 PM
at that point the bear should be dubbed as saying 'ime a bear i climb trees for a living,wht the hell are YOU doing there!?'lol
LOL.. that's a fair point, I might have to dub that over for my own humorous needs now you've said that :p

Raven
21-05-2011, 04:31 PM
was that bear a little short sighted? he seemed very surprised there was someone there! " whoooo, where the fudge did that dude spring from!" kinda moment. i met a grizzly once up outside jasper in canada, it was mildly terror inducing! new undies had to be sought!!

Roadkillphil
21-05-2011, 05:53 PM
new undies had to be sought!!

:D

Ben Casey
21-05-2011, 08:03 PM
I wouldnt do it LOL

jus_young
21-05-2011, 09:59 PM
Whoa, you could see that bear had his scent from about 5 secs in there, he was simply following the scent trail and didn't recognise it as human..the guy was most likely a deer hunter using a masking scent and that's what the bear was following..But fair play to him for remaining cool!

Masking Scent! I would have been producing my own masking scent by then! It would have been enough to put off anything.

jbrown14
22-05-2011, 12:57 AM
Grizzly and black bears are two TOTALLY different beasts, but with many similarities. Both are omnivores, both will actually avoid humans if they hear you first, and you don't want to get between either type of mama bear and her cubs. The grizzly is much more territorial than black bears (in general) and is more prone to go on the offensive if surprised.

I've encountered a few black bears in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains over the years. All incidents occurred when humans weren't taking care of food properly (not me or the guys I hike with) and all incidents concluded with nothing but property damage (and rightfully so, silly people.)

I did love how that bear just kind of looked up like he was saying, "Oh, excuse me, my mistake, I thought this was a different tree stand. Could you give me directions to the berry patch? So sorry to have troubled you..."

happybonzo
22-05-2011, 02:12 AM
I had a similar experience with a Badger once, I kept my cool; don't see what all the fuss is about :p

Lucky it wasn't a Honey Badger then