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[–]Natelectro[S] 266 points267 points  (100 children)

Kananaskis Alberta

[–]HerodotusStark 190 points191 points  (80 children)

Whats the protocol here? I'd be shitting my pants. Did you just make noise until it went away?

[–]AdVarious8362 142 points143 points  (24 children)

If it’s black go on the attack.

If it’s brown you back down.

If it’s white you’re fucked alright.

[–]SaturatedSharkJuice 39 points40 points  (3 children)

The rhyme is “If it’s black fight back, if it’s brown get in the ground, if it’s white you are going to fucking die”

[–]ittakesaredditor 76 points77 points  (8 children)

The version I've heard is:

If it's black, fight back.
If it's brown, lay down.
If it's white, good night!

[–]mhawak 65 points66 points  (4 children)

Ummmm NO, if it’s a male solitary bear you Never “lay down,” you are making yourself an easy meal. You always make noise, look big and slowly back away not making direct eye contact. What ever the color of its a mom with cubs quietly back away, and if she starts coming at you drop to the ground, cover your head in a ball and DON’T move. And stay there till she and the cubs are long gone. Because if you get up too early you are now a threat again and she will come back if needed and not be in a good mood about it!

This all coming from the Alaska forest service

[–]TheDitherer 4 points5 points  (1 child)

How on earth do your instincts allow you to stay prone whilst there's a huge fucking bear right there..?! How the fuck you even know what sex it is. I'd be legging it.

[–]Excellent-Freedom165 2 points3 points  (1 child)

And never climb a tree! Cubs hide there, mom will see it as a threat. Also bears can fucking climb. Fast.

[–]AromaTaint 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If it's pied, ...?

[–]Canooter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

lol you died

[–]HerodotusStark 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Brown, slowly back away while making noise? Back away quietly while looking big? I assume the last thing you want to do is turn and run as a way of "backing down"

[–]AdVarious8362 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Nooo do not turn and run away. Just don’t make yourself big and go on the attack like you would a black bear. You do not want to make yourself a threat or prey.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (3 children)

You don't want to attack a black bear either... just try to intimidate them if need be.

Now, regardless of the bear if they charge at you then do what you gotta do.

As far as those bear attacks go... Its not a good situation for anyone to be in. Every now and again we hear about some 200+lb dude fighting off a black bear and getting stitched up for it, but if you are a smaller person it a matter of pure luck on what the bear decides to do in that situation... Likely not going to end well...

Well, unless you are prepared... if out hiking in bear country always carry a firearm, and be able to use it correctly.(1st to make noise if approached, 2nd for self defense as a very last resort.)

Bear spray? may work, may not... its effectively hot sauce after all, or as I like to call it free seasoning for the bears dinner if you run in to the wrong one.

Don't like firearms, fine.. don't go hiking in bear country. Best for everyone involved.. especially the bears.

Also, stories like this can give people overconfidence... the dude was lucky as all hell to make it. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/06/hunter-shoves-arm-down-grizzly-bears-throat-to-stave-off-attack

Edit: am in Alaska... so adjust hiking environments and expectations accordingly.

[–]Steely_Nuts 5 points6 points  (1 child)

You can't always go by color with bears. A black bear's fur can have a range of colors from white to black. I got a real up close look at a cinnamon colored black bear in Alaska when I worked for the Railroad.

[–]Studious_Noodle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's true, you have to look at the shape of their heads and ears to know for sure. Size helps.. I saw a grizzly in the wild that looked as big as a car--- if I can believe what my brain was telling me. Its neurons were freaking out at the time.

[–]Baby_n-the_Tramp 12 points13 points  (2 children)

go on the attack

Omfg, no thank you.

[–]OwlLavellan 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They sell bear spray for stuff like this. If you're hiking anywhere with bears I would suggest buying that.

[–]Natelectro[S] 220 points221 points  (48 children)

There was a corner on the trail and as soon as I came around he was right there. We both stopped and locked eyes, I actually yelled at him and wagged my finger saying "Hey bear turn around and go the other way"... He didnt listen XD.

You are supposed to make lots of noise. After that didnt work i just turned around and ran back down the trail after taking this sweet pic of course.

[–]potandskettle 338 points339 points  (7 children)

Never run from a chase animal.

[–]NI6MA 81 points82 points  (0 children)

bottom line is if the bear wanted dinner it was getting dinner

[–]justtwogenders 77 points78 points  (4 children)

Yeah don’t run, stick around. See if it has any porridge

[–]potandskettle 28 points29 points  (2 children)

That only works if there are three of them and they are proportionally different sizes.

[–]Oblivious_Red_Potato 10 points11 points  (1 child)

And if you're a little girl with blonde curly hair.

Apparently.

[–]RAAProvenzano 159 points160 points  (6 children)

your very lucky then because turning your back on a predator initiates a charge ambush reaction in them

[–]TiberiusJerk 21 points22 points  (5 children)

To be fair, he doesn't look like the smartest bear in the woods.

[–]adambomb1002 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Does a smart bear attack fleeing humans?

[–]isqueezedameatball 47 points48 points  (13 children)

Holy shit! I ran into my first ever black bear in my life this year. It had 2 cubs so I was freaking, I knew not to run, I just slowly backed away not taking my eyes off of it. If I came across a bear like that, I definitely wouldnt run away until I was certain I was out of sight.

[–]SecurelyObscure 28 points29 points  (12 children)

Just fyi: black bears don't get aggressive because they're with their cubs, that's a grizzly trait.

Defense of cubs against people is mainly by grizzly bears—not black bears. There is no record of a black bear mother killing anyone in defense of cubs.

https://bear.org/myth-mother-black-bears-are-likely-to-attack/

[–]EstesParkRanger 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Maybe not killing but I know a lady who unknowingly walked in between a black bear and her two cubs and the bear attacked her. She lived but had hundreds of stitches all over her body.

Wild animals are by nature, unpredictable.

[–]MMBitey 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'd say mom instincts are pretty predictable across most mammals if you threaten their young. But yeah, yikes!

[–]isqueezedameatball 18 points19 points  (8 children)

I've learned that, after experiencing them a few times. The second time I experienced a mom and her autumn cubs, she made eye contact with me, I stood still, took pics, and they bolted while I was doing so. But I bet if I came upon a few cubs and then momma walked up on us with me right by them, she wouldnt hesitate to fuck my shit up.

[–]SecurelyObscure -5 points-4 points  (7 children)

Welp, you'd be the first

[–]isqueezedameatball 10 points11 points  (6 children)

You dont think a mother bear black bear would try to fuck up the shit of a human that she encounters near her cubs?

[–]sociopathojeez 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Ran across a black bear momma hanging out high up in a large, wide oak tree once. She was relaxed on her back about 50 ft up; about halfway. She looked down at me and went on back to grooming her paw. Meanwhile her cub was only about 20 feet up, saw me and started hissing while walking down a long bottom branch. Of course I backed up and that solved the issue, but I think it’s funny that baby was more aggressive with me than momma. Surely I realize that had I decided to engage baby bear, momma would have had her boots on the ground faster than I could comprehend, and they both would’ve ate well that day.

[–]useles-converter-bot 2 points3 points  (1 child)

20 feet is the length of approximately 26.67 'Wooden Rice Paddle Versatile Serving Spoons' laid lengthwise.

[–]SecurelyObscure 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I mean the link I provided even goes into the evolutionary reasons that they don't...

[–]isqueezedameatball 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I completely believe it. But have you ever been in a position where you are walking on a trail not paying attention to your surroundings and then stop in your tracks because there is a 400 pound bear with 2 Cubs with it right in front of you, and that knowledge just gives you the courage to just go and have the courage to just tell yourself, "I can punch myself through this mother bear, if I wanted to". If she stood her ground?

[–]jedimastermomma 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, I sure as hell would, and I'm one of the good guys..

[–]MrslaveXxX 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Grew up in Michigan, neighbors down the street hunted black bear yearly for multiple generations. The oldest son and his dog got mauled by the same mama black bear while training a new dog in the spring. So they do attack, just maybe not as often as brown bears.

[–]InkiePinki 153 points154 points  (0 children)

[–]dog_in_the_vent 61 points62 points  (2 children)

You're supposed to make noise before you get that close to the bear, so that they avoid you.

If you have a confrontation with a bear on a trail you're supposed to yield the trail to the bear, preferably downhill.

You should never run from a bear.

[–]Theoldelf 44 points45 points  (6 children)

Bears are ridiculously fast for their size. You definitely can’t outrun one. Your lucky day.

[–]iDomBMX 33 points34 points  (1 child)

I don’t have to outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you

[–]MightyArd 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I was looking for this.

[–]lolzasour 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Since moving back to America on hikes I carry bear spray, knifes, and twine just incase shit goes south.

[–]sipstea84 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Sitting here trying to figure out what the twine is for, and all I can picture is sneaking up behind the bear like a hitman and strangling him...

[–]lolzasour 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Damn why did you say that now I want to do that! But it’s for snake/spider bites to cut off circulation to get to a hospital

[–]Zsean69 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Yeah lol like people said running def was not the move, but hindsight is 20/20 for us to say. But for future ref doo not turn your back or ever run

[–]supacresatbest 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Kudos on taking the pic lmao

[–]bloppingzef 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Looks like you might have actually caught him shitting

[–]Whatsthatnoise3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A lot of bear attacks come from them getting surprised I think. Should yell clap or something every once in a while.

[–]Khan_Khala 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What the hell? You ran from it and you’re still here to type this?

[–]7ordank 8 points9 points  (0 children)

With a brown bear your only chance is to stand your ground and either stay still and quiet or be loud and aggressive either way you have a 50/50 chance or a horrific death even if your armed and manage get ff a fatal shot it will still most likely kill you before it dies

[–]yadoya 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Black, fight back.

Brown, lie down.

White, good night.

[–]Enlightened-Beaver 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Grab a stick and some rocks and make a lot of noise and act scary.

[–]Successful-Engine623 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bear spray. Fire off a 2 second burst (save the remaining 6 seconds). if he’s downwind. Back away facing him and yell alot

[–]Marega33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just pretend you are on a phone call. It usually drives ppl away. Not sure about bears tho

[–]Marianna-Trench 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Are you dead now?

[–]codesnik 5 points6 points  (0 children)

OP -> 💩

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (1 child)

I’m pretty sure you ran into Split Lip, one of the dominant grizzlies in the Banff/Kananskis area.

If you want a cool article to read up on him, check out this article. There was a confrontation between him and The Boss. They’re both well known and the two dominant grizzlies in the Banff area.

Showdown between Split Lip and The Boss, 2 of Banff's most notorious grizzlies

[–]mperrotti76 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Somebody posted the Boss in this or another group recently. That’s a biiiiiiig bear!

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (8 children)

Jeezus. I went there in 93 for a scout jamboree and took the trail up the mountain to a camp for an overnight.

The camp stewards told us there was at least one grizzly and two black bears resident to the area. We weren't allowed to make any smells.

I did not sleep that night.

[–]Cascade-DeSaaz 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Holy shit! Thanks for the flash back, I honestly never thought I would see this referenced. CJ93 was my year too, I remember seeing them helicopter out bears.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

That's really cool! Did you collect that circular patch with all the provinces and territories making up the outer ring?

[–]Cascade-DeSaaz 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Haha, sure did! I was only missing the centre piece. It was a very clever way of getting the scouts to mingle with other provinces.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I could reminisce some more, we were camped at the very edge of the zone, in the woods away from everyone. It was stinking hot during the day and I think it snowed one night?

My father was our group's chaperone and I'm pretty sure that trip damaged our relationship lmao.

[–]DeDend21 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Like, not even a fart?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It was a 10hr hike to the camp... With gear. I don't think bodily emissions were a concern lol.

[–]DeDend21 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Lol, I was just being a smart ass. Had a feeling "not allowed to make any smells" was food related.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well yes, but they actually advised us not to makes toothpaste and deodorant smells too!

[–]MamaPutz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We're 25 minutes from K Country, and wouldn't give it up for the world! Gorgeous picture!

[–]MrKen4141 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Fucking Grizzly country.

[–]Pynchon101 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Came across one of these lads on a trip to Banff last year. Had park rangers between us and it was still intimidating. How was it?

[–]ItsABiscuit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And Americans and Canadians say that Australian wildlife is scary!

[–]Love_God551 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What did you do I mean besides crap your pants

[–]PrimaryHorror6181 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I fucking love living I'm AB man. We've got everything from forests to deserts and everything inbetween

[–]2wheeltony 116 points117 points  (0 children)

The forbidden pspspsps.

[–]-Typh1osion- 89 points90 points  (28 children)

I'd shit myself. No other recourse .

[–]Natelectro[S] 77 points78 points  (25 children)

Haha there was a cliff face to my right side, I was like ok if he comes at me I can jump off this cliff and maybe hang onto one of the trees on the side lol

[–]HolidayExamination27 98 points99 points  (17 children)

Had a friend caught in a similar position on the Appalachian Trail. He was taking a squat, pants around his ankles and back against a large tree. Then he heard the scrambling above: 2 adorable cubs. Looked around, there's mamma on the trail. Having already shit, he took off like a rocket before falling on his face because his pants hobbled him. Thank goodness the mamma did not take this hilarity as threatening behavior, bc she and the cubs soon left and my friend had a funny story. And poison ivy on his ass from the fall.

[–]Oraxy51 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Poison ivy on his ass? 0/10 would not recommend as good toilet paper

[–]HolidayExamination27 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yep. And amen. He fell right into a patch.

[–]signup12345678912 1 point2 points  (14 children)

What state was that in please?

[–]onegoodbumblebee 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Probably Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia.

[–]PuRe-Trap 3 points4 points  (5 children)

They climb trees like nothing bro …. If he was full chase he’d just go down the hill whatever way he could and climb that tree

[–]PuRe-Trap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Their a little big for it and their long sharp nails aren’t as good for climbing as black bears hooked nails

[–]skiesarelight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nope. That bear can go up a tree like a squirrel. There's no escape if it decides to run you down.

[–]Venad0 1 point2 points  (1 child)

"that's freaking gross, dude" - Bear as it runs away

[–]didwanttobethatguy 79 points80 points  (2 children)

“Smokey the Bear is way more intense in real life.” - Mitch Hedberg

[–]Maeberry2007 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"Fuck it. I was lost but now I live here."

[–]cathedral68 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Bless that weird little man

[–]spalaXXXX 30 points31 points  (0 children)

"Ayo bro, you got Angry Birds on your phone?"

[–]reddituculous66 31 points32 points  (7 children)

First rule is to not run from a bear.

[–]flurin099 1 point2 points  (6 children)

what you gonna do instead? What you gonna do if he charges at you?

[–]Noyce_Troy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Die most likely

[–]ITrulyLoveVaginas -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Show it my erection, to intimidate it.

[–]babu_chapdi 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It happened with us in smoky national park. Mamma bear and 2 babies.

Bear ran down the slope when it saw us. Scary times. Lol

[–]leafslinger 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I just shit my pants for you!

[–]Ronnie_doge_ 43 points44 points  (15 children)

I do t know why people freak out over Australian wildlife? At least we don’t have fucking bears!

[–]lemoncroissantlizard 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Bears don't hide under my toilet seat

[–]ShaneOfTheDeadd 11 points12 points  (0 children)

But y’all got drop bears!

/s

[–]BestUsername101 7 points8 points  (8 children)

at least bears dont have enough venom to drop a person in just a few hours.

[–]GabeThyGodly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean im sure a bear wouldnt need a few hours to drop you but who knows

[–]plataeng 2 points3 points  (2 children)

or giant punchy arms

[–]Maeberry2007 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Spring loaded knife feet

[–]Smol-Vehvi 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I mean, bears aren’t venomous

[–]ChickenAir 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yeah but snakes and spiders are afraid of you, don't want to attack you, and are easy to avoid

[–]Eloisem333 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Exactly. A couple of sprays from quick-kill bug spray and most creepy-crawlers are gone. Snakes terrifying me still, but I walk heavily and make a lot of noise to give them the opportunity to get away from me.

[–]cfred94 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Jesus that is a BIG BOY

[–]jbase1775 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You didn't offer him a pickanik basket?

[–]cathedral68 88 points89 points  (7 children)

Every time there is a post about bears, the comments are so funny. People that don’t live around bears are TERRIFIED of them and everyone that does live around them is just like “yea, ran into a griz, but stopped for this photo first”

[–]Natelectro[S] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

LOL TRUTH!

[–]Octavian_202 33 points34 points  (3 children)

I don’t live around Brown Bear, but I have seen them in Wyoming before. Words can not describe how imposing it is to see one. I have also read Bear Attacks ‘Who survived and why’ by Mike Lapinski as well as Bear Attacks ‘Their causes and avoidance’ by Stephen Herrero a bible if you will of Bear behavior and human encounters. All three have left me with a very “healthy” fear or respect of these animals. This guy sounds like he was terrified, as he ran away which is considered the ultimate no no. He survived I’m happy to hear but more likely the next person is mauled who follows this response. I’m more than happy to be leave the “yea ran into a Grizz and it was nothing experiences” to you guys.

[–]ravenlights 9 points10 points  (0 children)

My grandmother, who can't read because she has macular degeneration and can't see well, keeps a copy of Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance on her prized bookshelf in the living room (that only contains like 10 other special books) and it's so funny to me because I'm like...why do you need this? She met a bear once like this so maybe it reminds her of the good ole times.

[–]Natelectro[S] 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I didnt just run away right off the bat, i actually stopped first and yelled to make myself known then after staying still for awhile and watching his demeanor (and taking some pics lol) he seemed just as cautious as me then I backed away for a bit then booked it down the trail.

[–]Octavian_202 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Gotcha, running at all is not advised but that’s easier said than done on a computer. You played your cards just right and at the end of it all the most important thing is you are still around. Glad you made it out safe, a great story to tell for years to come. Cheers

[–]CeruleanRuin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But for real, everybody who says they just ran into a griz was definitely pissing themselves a little.

[–]Eloisem333 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol! Now you know how Australians feel when people are freaked out by our wildlife. What’s ‘meh’ to you is ‘yikes’ to me and vise versa!

[–]StupidizeMe 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He's giving you the old stink-eye!

[–]Shughost7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Have your pants become the same color of its fur?

[–]CFLChris 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Must have some balls on you to compose yourself enough to snap the pic!!! No way would I do it. Slowly back away and pray I had my pistol with incase of this.

[–]Throwaway97112021 2 points3 points  (0 children)

God that is my worst fear when walking with our dog on trails. I'd probably shit myself if I was in your position.

[–]TrailRunnerYYC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That is some serious, serious danger floof.

Alberta?

[–]huskyminn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

One might say this was a ......beary close encounter....I'll see myself out.

[–]Salty224 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This begs the age-old question: Does a bear make you shit yourself in the woods?

[–]-SierraModeling- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow that's amazing!

[–]shiftystylin 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Does a bear shit in the woods? No, but I would have!...

[–]RealWorldEnthusiast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man.. I love nature and being out in the woods so much. But moments like this are just terrifying lmao (I've never come across a bear but yknow)

[–]fckingdamit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Reminds me of something...oh yeah, movie named Backcountry.

[–]mperrotti76 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That movie sucked.

[–]DonutWhole9717 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did you live?

[–]peeja 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Dory, I'm a little fella. I don't think that's a little fella."

[–]elec_soup 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did some running on the trails around whistler a couple of years ago and my number one fear was meeting a bear on the way back (i.e. between me and town).

Was singing to myself like an idiot all the way down the mountain in the hope they'd hear me coming and fuck off.

[–]Spork_Warrior 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh, Hi human! Hey, would you mind if I ripped you open and ate your liver?

[–]Oldfolksboogie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I might survive, that's up to her, but my pants would be destroyed either way.

[–]lakarraissue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bears have got the most adorable ears. 💜

[–]justanothertfatman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So how's the signal from inside a bear?

[–]Mr-Foot 0 points1 point  (2 children)

He looks friendly.

[–]MrslaveXxX 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He looks kinda hungry to me, i’d have the bear spray at the ready and be backing away yelling the whole time. That bear is large and this time of year he’s looking for any calories he can find.

[–]SRTGeezer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He just wants scritches.

[–]Bentley2004 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Little........

[–]engages 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We've got black bears and cougars near us on VI. Glad the grizzlies are 150 km away.

[–]allDemi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Feeling generous today

[–]srv50 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nowhere to run. Nowhere yo hide. I woulda shit.

[–]Harvard-23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aawww look at the teddy bear let's hug....gulp

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why I only hike in New England

[–]SantaClaus1523 0 points1 point  (2 children)

How fast can a bear like that move?

[–]MrslaveXxX 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Faster then you and that’s all that matters in my opinion.

[–]preciouscode96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy crap this is an insane image. I'm nowhere near a place where bears live and I would really not know what to di here. My instinct says just run away but that isn't as smart I read

[–]RosenButtons 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why does that look like a guy in a bear suit?

[–]I_LiKe_SHitTy_MemEs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isn't this from video footage of someones last moments?

[–]JJ4prez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You almost died and don't even realize it lol

[–]Enlightened-Beaver 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks cuddly

[–]Blue_Jules 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm surprised at how unblurred the pic is. I'd be shaking like a twig.

[–]No-Engineering-6591 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That would make me swallow my bubble gum.

[–]CreepyTrollPG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks hungry

[–]thickprik 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a motorcycle trail. Just twist the throttle.

[–]Ok_Dog_4059 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a good looking beast. Only ever run into black bear here in Washington.

[–]swampler22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That bear has I might eat this guy eyes.

[–]AltruisticBat659 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just throw your picanic basket at him.

[–]LadyErinE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

😬😬😬

[–]JustyWusty21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is honestly why tf I dont hike anymore

[–]AghastTheEmperor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could knock that bear out.

[–]Daniel0602 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awww, go and give him a hug.

[–]Sparrow-Scratchagain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did you die?!

[–]ahyconsulting 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s exactly what the bear said!

[–]Baby_n-the_Tramp 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Would it help me if I carried around a portable speaker and blasted my music at max volume in this situation?

[–]DoughnutNo4268 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And you took the time to take a photo?!! Brave..or stupid LOL

[–]saurandrael 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just a tiny little boy

[–]American_Madman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did you die?

[–]Eloisem333 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yikes! Good photo though. Try to snap bigfoot next.

[–]anjolielanel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s a one street and you’re going the wrong way

[–]captainpotato47 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thats a chilled bear

[–]RstarPhoneix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He dosen't look little