Scare of the Day: Black Bear Charges Hunter [VIDEO]

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If you watch enough videos of bears doing funny stuff like playing piano ORRRRR trying (and failing) to steal garbage, you might be inclined to think that they’re harmless animals.

Of course, that’s not the case. Even an average-sized black bear can rip you to shreds.

Point being, it’s terrifying when a bear charges.

How would you handle it? Would you try to make noise and deter an encounter? Would you fire a warning shot?

Today’s video comes to us from the DT Adventures YouTube channel. The video starts with a curious bear in the background. The bear takes an interest in the hunter, and——despite the hunter’s effort to scare it away——starts to approach.

The tension builds as the bear inches closer.

What happens next would scare me to half to death. The bear charges at the 1:30 mark. Check it out.



Wow. This hunter has nerves of steel.

There’s almost no indication that the bear is bluffing until it pulls up at the last second. Holy terrifying.

The hunter showed a remarkable amount of restraint. Very sporting of him.

I’ve never been in this situation, but I think I would’ve at least fired a warning shot.

While I’m happy the hunter didn’t have to resort to shooting the creature, I wonder if a black bear that shows this kind of aggression will eventually attack someone. Perhaps it would’ve been better if the hunter HAD shot? What do you guys think?



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One Response to “Scare of the Day: Black Bear Charges Hunter [VIDEO]”

  1. Alfred Burr

    I don’t know where this took place, but here in northern PA I can’t recall more than 1 bear attack in the last 50 years, and we have a lot of bears.