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My how the tables have turned.
The tree stand was once the province of only hunters, but apparently, the bears have figured it out. Well, ONE bear has, at least.
Today’s video starts with hunter Brian R. about to start a bear hunt with a couple of guides. One of the guides recognizes a golden opportunity to scare Brian, so he grabs his camera to record the action as Brian approaches the stand, totally unaware of its new resident.
Check it out (NOTE: Some NSFW language.)
The bear snorts at Brian, scaring him (though to be fair, he’s not nearly as scared as I would’ve been). The guides have a good laugh at his expense.
Part 2 shows the guides trying to gently encourage the bear to get down.
“We ain’t both gonna fit,” one of them says. It’s a testament to the stand that it holds the bear’s weight with no issue.
Amusingly, the bear gets down the same way a human would: one step at a time. Presumably, he scampers off into the woods.
No harm, no foul.