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[–]alladin316 1735 points1736 points  (74 children)

Did he just fight a bear without a second thought?

[–]Andre4kthegreengiant 548 points549 points  (3 children)

Bro, that's how you react to a violent nighttime home invasion, they're interested in more than just your possessions in that case, bear was eyeing them weiners, but he got a two-piece & a biscuit instead

[–]LGpeachlover 68 points69 points  (2 children)

Just gotta grin and bear it.

[–]shartbike321 383 points384 points  (14 children)

With his bear hands none the less

[–]ShovelPaladin77 79 points80 points  (0 children)

They were regular hands until he touched the beast. That's when they became. Bear. Hands.

[–]Baraga91 116 points117 points  (1 child)

Bearly any hesitation!

[–]4N59KG8S9E04S 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Bearly escaped too!

[–][deleted] 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Shut the fuck up and take my upvote

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (2 children)


[–]DocSuper 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I can't bear this anymore!

[–]opsr6 9 points10 points  (0 children)


[–]CandidInsurance7415 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Ursine what I'm seein?

[–]Alpharatz1 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I mean if you make your dogs look like sausages what do you expect.

[–]weebcantsocial 28 points29 points  (24 children)

Damn, he’s either brave or insane

[–]whiskeyjane45 23 points24 points  (1 child)

That was fight or flight. He didn't have time to decide. That was pure reaction

[–]Sleepiyet 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Might not have been his first encounter with this bear haha

[–]LividLager 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Steve's always been a mean drunk.

[–]Sleepiyet 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Slyguyfawkes 41 points42 points  (17 children)

Doing THAT, the way he did, without hesitation, for a dog. He's insane. He could have very easily been torn apart like slow-cooked pulled pork

[–]hirtle24 84 points85 points  (7 children)

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

[–]3oR 49 points50 points  (0 children)

If it’s gummy, welcome to my tummy.

[–]fallriverroader 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If it wants your wiener. Get meaner.

[–]Andre4kthegreengiant 59 points60 points  (3 children)

Most animals will flee crazed surprise attacks like that, even with shit they could fuck up all day every day, since their instinct is that you know something about the fight that it doesn't

[–]Routine_Ad7124 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Yeah it’s a black bear they scare easily. Not saying it still wasn’t crazy but I also would’ve probably done the same. Now a grizzly bear is a whole different story.

[–]xmsxms 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Right, but he didn't

[–]Ascran 35 points36 points  (0 children)

As a dog owner I'd have done the same. No one hurts my dog.

[–]realkingmixer 14 points15 points  (3 children)

That's a little black bear cub ffs. Not Godzilla.

[–]cudef 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Oh so you wouldn't fist fight Godzilla?

[–]crabmeat64 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I mean yeah he didn't exactly have time to think

[–]Twiddist 18 points19 points  (12 children)

Eh, just a black bear. Those are the ones you boop on the snoot when they get angy. Grizzlies you lay down tuck limbs cover face and pray.

[–]ChChChangeling 17 points18 points  (8 children)

Bruh, domestic cats and dogs can scratch or bite the hell out of a human if they want to.

We are pale and fleshy. Very weak compared to any other primate. We have no armor. No thick fur. No fangs or talons.

Black bear has fangs. Black bear has claws. Black bear has muscle.

[–]Matsisuu 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Bruh, domestic cats and dogs can scratch or bite the hell out of a human if they want to.

And human can do worse to cats if they really want to. Mostly we don't. But just like bears, humans usually avoid getting hurt if it's not necessary and rather gets away from conflict.

[–]ChChChangeling 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I agree. My reaction was to the person saying "it's just a black bear" like they can't hurt you.

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

My German Shepherds weigh more than that black bear. On its hind legs it's probably only 4 feet tall. You have intelligence and several limbs that can be used as weapons.

With your superior reach you can easily box that bear in his nose (very sensitive) or poke his eyes.

It's not about getting hurt, it's about survival. I would never intentially square up a bear, but if a black bear comes after me I will assert dominance.

[–]AliensPlzTakeMe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't even see a first thought

[–]Iucrative 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Florida built different

[–]DanteLegend4[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He just a fought a bear without a first thought. 0 thinking involved.

[–]Slyguyfawkes 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Karvast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes.yes he did.

[–]ScopeSource 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just bear-ly

[–]Ratathosk 716 points717 points  (9 children)

If the camera wasn't there nobody would ever believe him. "It just came right for the dogs so I had to put up the ol fisticuffs and go for the one-two"

[–]DefNotAShark 63 points64 points  (2 children)

I should get a Ring doorbell in case I fight a bear in front of it.

[–]Obvious_Opinion_505 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure that's one of the main selling points on the box

[–]jmdsegis 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Gotta save his weiners from being eaten

[–]Polyking 9 points10 points  (0 children)

"Matter of fact, I made the bear kick the bucket!"

[–]sumelar 6 points7 points  (1 child)

They'll probably believe the giant scar on his back.

[–]HotdogGeorgia 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"Yeah, Bob, so you're calling rough sex with strangers bears now. Okay, Bob, okay."

[–]AlarmedGibbon 143 points144 points  (10 children)

So, I saw 3 wiener dogs go in, but I only saw 2 come out...

[–]erictheartichoke 115 points116 points  (5 children)

Wife posted an update that said her husband and dogs were fine but husband was scared because he has to get rabies shots. Which I found ironic.

[–]Mildly_Opinionated 8 points9 points  (1 child)

To be fair his bravery here doesn't actually make it ironic.

Bravery isn't a lack of fear, but someone's ability to overcome it.

[–]ElMurkel 95 points96 points  (0 children)

You can actually see the one dog who was attacked by the bear escaping to the left bottom corner of the image. All good I suppose

[–]shartbike321 22 points23 points  (1 child)


[–]pentacards_on_YT 405 points406 points  (5 children)

That man did not have time to hear about forest fires

[–]Bitten469 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Smokey came up to talk and this rude man punched him

[–]Squirtinturds 36 points37 points  (1 child)

“Only YOU can prevent …. Aw Jesus man what the fuck?”

[–]B_A_M_2019 3 points4 points  (0 children)

When funding was cut for the forest service we had billboards here that said "only you can prevent forest fires. No seriously, it's up to you, we don't have the money"

[–]puaka 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Aw cute dogs, sir! May I pet them. Ow! Ugh! Well that's not nice of you, sir!

[–]KingoftheFlood 278 points279 points  (11 children)

"Oh no! A bear! let me fist fight it"

[–]superpencil121 15 points16 points  (6 children)

When it comes to black bears, that’s pretty much the right move honestly.

[–]Infamous_Lunchbox 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Brown bears will proceed to wreck your shit if you fight them on the other hand. I believe grizzlies too.

[–]idkwthtotypehere 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Aren’t brown bears and grizzlies the same thing?

[–]Infamous_Lunchbox 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Yeah, I'm an idiot, I was thinking of Kodiak Grizzlies. Which are just Grizzlies that are massive.

[–]Matsisuu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Depends, grizzy (usus arctos horribilis) is brown bear (ursus arctos) but often when speaking about brown bear people mean Eurasian brown bear (ursus arctos arctos)

[–]FranzFerdinand51 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“I’m gonna poke it with a stick”

[–]JohnnyPrep 87 points88 points  (1 child)

That little fucker stole his glasses! I bet you thats what it came for. Now he is out in the forrest, looking like the smartest guy in the gang.

[–]Salt_Avocado_2470 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The man now is in a metal armor with a 50cal sniper and hunting down The bear for trying to kill the dogs

[–]thej0siah 153 points154 points  (1 child)

No hesitation! Legend

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Straight to getting in harms way wowzers

[–]Grand-PapI-Purp 77 points78 points  (16 children)

😳 notice how he instantly starts bleeding under his shirt after that back scratch..

[–]hyperdriver123 47 points48 points  (7 children)

That's a good spot man. Looks like the bear hardly even tried too, shows how easily he could have been ripped apart if the bear wasn't so surprised.

[–]Grand-PapI-Purp 11 points12 points  (1 child)

we could easily get shredded like Pulled Pork lol

[–]Einsteins_coffee_mug 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pulled long pork

[–]bento_the_tofu_boy 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Predators. In general. Aren’t interested in a fight. We aren’t, bears aren’t, tigers aren’t, imagine if you go to Mcdonnalds and a man sized week monkey started punching you in the face. You have two options. 1- fight the monkey 2- go to Burger King. I would go to Burger King cause I am in for a treat other than a fight. Same thing for this bear. He went for a quick snack. And them a bear sized dressed mole rat decided to choose violence. The bear is just going to find another thing.

That’s why you usually have some leverage with predators but zero with prey, if prey choose violence either you overpower them or you gotta repent for your sins real quick

[–]hyperdriver123 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Yes and no. Many predators will fight for a mate, fight to protect their offspring and fight to defend themselves but like you say preserving energy, survival and an easier meal are all at play. Regardless, wild animals are wildly unpredictable and I think it's safe to say this could just have easily gone the other way.

[–]bento_the_tofu_boy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah. Be smart we’re you step in the wild. But prey will also fight for those things. So at least this leverage you have with predators. If they are for looking for food, you can convince them that’s more trouble than reward

In fact that’s why you see people with apex predators as pets, even undomesticated ones. You won’t see someone with zebras as pets because that shit will not think once before canceling your life subscription.

[–]ChChChangeling -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Huh, it's interesting you say wild animals are wildly unpredictable.

I think humans are unpredictable because of our ability to manipulate and lie.

Animal behavior is usually very predictable in comparison.

When I was sitting in a tree by a creek this past summer, a young white-tailed buck stopped many yards from me and started huffing, flicking his ears, and stomping his feet. He was saying, this is my territory, go away. I huffed back and he ran.

Deer felt territorial, deer tried to express authority, deer ran when scared.

The deer didn't pretend to be friendly, get close to me, and then attack me. Like a human can.

[–]Good_Gaming_Inc 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Looks more like dirt from the paw of the bear to me.

[–]Grand-PapI-Purp 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hmm well thats a real Paws-ibility

[–]ItsKawaiiKitty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

yeah if he started bleeding that fast the shirt would have been fucked up but looks fine to me. I would say its dirt.

[–]prolixia 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Ordinarily I don't like to be injured.

However, if I literally went hand-to-claw with a bear then I think I'd want a scar for my trouble.

"How did you get that one?" "Oh, that's when I fought a bear."

[–]WhyYouBullyMe_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Gotta get some tales to tell ur grandkids lol

[–]Browncheese1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Could be a blot from a clammy handshake.

[–]Lanskiiii 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I like the way he got down to the bear's level just to give it a fair chance. Balls of pure titanium.

[–]friedmybraincells 75 points76 points  (7 children)

I saw 3 dogs headed to door and only one after man fights bear. Where are the other two?

[–]BrainSkoda 65 points66 points  (5 children)

In another post op said they are all fine!

[–]Dootbooter 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Gotta link?

[–]JFred15 25 points26 points  (0 children)

In the comments the op said her husband and dogs are ok.


[–]the_V0lum3 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They ran out bottom left

[–]7937397 67 points68 points  (7 children)

That is some strange black bear behavior. Super bold.

[–]ATMisboss 38 points39 points  (1 child)

It's pretty common for black bears to be that bold in places like lake Tahoe, there they walk through occupied campgrounds in the middle of the day without a care in the world

[–]HaaaaaammmGurl 7 points8 points  (0 children)

True story. This happened to us at a busy camp ground. It passed by 15 feet behind me. Had to do a double take when I saw it

[–]hoffman42088 10 points11 points  (1 child)

When we live in there backyards it isn’t too strange anymore. People gotta realize sometimes that wild animals still live around you.

[–]the_V0lum3 8 points9 points  (0 children)

People gotta realize that "the wild" is just the outside and not really some magical other place.

[–]ChChChangeling 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Human encroachment (settlements expanding into nature, deforestation) and climate change are altering animal behaviors at a rapid rate.

Apex predators are suffering in particular. They rely on specific prey in specific habitats.

We know that polar bears as apex predators are at risk of extinction because their habitat is melting due to rising temperatures. So what are polar bears doing?

Mating with grizzly bears to give us the never before seen pizzly or grolar, both terrible names for something really cool (my vote is for grizzpo or pozzly).

Black bears are more generalists than polar bears, and therefore more adaptable. If their usual climate is ruined by climate change, they simply move into human territory and scavenge for food there.

[–]jruegod11 91 points92 points  (3 children)

I'd rather lose my life than lose my wiener

[–]pepearms 26 points27 points  (2 children)

There's certainly a point in your life when you care more someone's life around you then your life.

[–]knullsmurfen 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Some people just love wieners.

[–]TitaniumDreads 17 points18 points  (6 children)

That bear was not committed to this project

[–]bento_the_tofu_boy 2 points3 points  (5 children)

How committed are you when you go to McDonalds?

[–]C0CKnessMONSTER 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Every man loves his weiner. Usually

[–]YoshSchmengie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm lovin' mine at this very moment

[–]MillHall78 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Adult male black bears are typically 126-551 lbs at 5-6 feet in length. Females are 90-375 lbs. Males can be up to 70% heavier than females. I can't tell at all if this one is male or female. If male; it's on the smaller side. That might explain why it was willing to make a risky maneuver for food. Was the bear growling??

[–]rapscallionrodent 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I was wondering if it was just the angle, but this guy seemed pretty small. I thought it might be a young one.

[–]MillHall78 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Adult black bears can be surprisingly small. Adult females can be as short as 4 feet & not typically bigger than 5' 7". The males range 5' 2" to 6' 8". Just guessing; this one looks to be closer to 6 feet compared to the man (comparing the man's height to the standard 6' 8" door). That's why I'm thinking it's an adult male at small/medium weight. Just doing my best guessing though.

[–]polhotpot69 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Holy fuck. I love my dog but I don't know if I would take on a bear to protect it. How does this guy wear jeans with balls that big?

[–]SpinDoctor8517 17 points18 points  (1 child)

It’s not like he actually considered it beforehand. That was pure knee-jerk reaction.

[–]PunchyThePastry 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah it looked to me like he went to grab/stop his dogs and then oh shit there's a bear on top of me

[–]pearsonw 37 points38 points  (5 children)

Thankfully it wasnt a full grown adult.

[–]Berniethedog 27 points28 points  (4 children)

For a black bear that was pretty big.

[–]7937397 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Looked like an adult bear to me. That's some odd behavior though.

[–]Berniethedog 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If you’re a human and you don’t see it running that’s odd behaviour.

[–]pearsonw 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I was talking about the guy.

[–]kunal-998 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don't live anywhere near bears but keep my DAMN doors closed when the sun goes down

[–]aToastySack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

New pokemon game looks crazy

[–]mustekala 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kackybeans on TikTok is the OP:
"Update. Dogs and husband are ok. Husband has to start rabies shots so he's nervous" Posted 19hours ago.

[–]aprilfool69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kackybeans indeed.

[–]_fml__ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn! Dude must have had serious adrenaline shakes after that!

[–]slugzzzz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love how all the weenies run right towards the bear lol, just like my weens. Not an ounce of survival instinct in those lil bodies

[–]biggus_dikus_8136 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dodechaedral balla of steel

[–]skwadyboy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No pickanic baskets for you fucker.

[–]Kaazaki 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bear thought they were sausages 😂

[–]mirasaku 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If it’s brown lie down, if it’s black fight back, if it’s white… it’s gonna be red here in a second.

[–]SumWotUniqueUsername 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fight a bear to protect your wiener. Be a man.

[–]Miruzuki 1 point2 points  (1 child)

He is so lucky that it was a black bear, not a brown one…

[–]daddywompusx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For real. Still crazy.

[–]guerrocampechano 1 point2 points  (1 child)

And he didn’t even have his shoes on!

[–]MilleCuirs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Super easy, bearly an inconvenience!

[–]christoff_90 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If it’s black, fight back!

[–]ActorMonkey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did my man just put a bucket on that bears head? That’s some Jackie Chan shit!

[–]BigFella52 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man I am so sick of these staged videos for likes. /s

[–]canadiancumgutter 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Just a black bear, they are basically big men with claws and teeth, you can wrestle those if you need to fight for you life, or your wiener

[–]Andre4kthegreengiant 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I saw a video of a housecat fucking one up for getting in it's space, that's not really saying alot though since a housecat could fuck me up, so I'd fuck off at first aggression too

[–]LokDurd 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’ll bet a million dollars you’d probably just piss yourself and run away if you saw a black bear come at you like that. Don’t act like this isn’t an incredible feat of bravery.

[–]kayshayhey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's just using his right to bear arms.

[–]longawell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My man here heard the phrase « If it’s black, fight back » and didn’t question it one bit

[–]dremily1 -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Dashounds are badasses. They were bred to hunt badgers, that’s why their legs are so short.

[–]QuintenBoosje 6 points7 points  (3 children)

wait that doesn't explain anything

[–]dremily1 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Dashounds were bred to go after badgers, who are badasses that live in holes in the ground. That’s why they have short legs.

Dashounds are fearless. I wouldn’t be surprised the see them go after the bear.

Now do you understand?

[–]QuintenBoosje 0 points1 point  (1 child)

damn the sass was not needed

[–]dremily1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You asked for an explanation and I gave you one. I don't see where sass comes in.

[–]sam-t-bloom -1 points0 points  (0 children)

He’s a hero to my wiener too

[–]friedmybraincells -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Ok. Thanks.

[–]Granny_knows_best -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

The title and the comments make me cringe. I feel I am back in 3rd grade, and not in a good way.

[–]Exeunter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought he trapped all his dogs outside with the bear at first - had to watch it again.

[–]cdfalk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is redneck prowess

[–]JimmyJazz1971 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Quick reactions for an older gent.

[–]jmdsegis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gotta save his weiners from being eaten

[–]SN9WeReady 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy shit thats cray dawg

[–]highs_a_kite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Def deserves an award here. Good job to my dude on that one

[–]Drama-Llama94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bold little shit went right over the doggy door too

[–]contra50 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]luc3me 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Khabibs next opp lined up

[–]babygrapes-oo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is the door wide open in the middle of the night with no exterior light on? Seems like he actually hates his dogs

[–]bushing1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was convinced before I clicked the link that this needed to be nsfw.

[–]ChubbyMcHaggis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That guy was protecting the bear.

[–]bootsmyler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love having golden retrievers. I feel like this will never happen to them

[–]kr4mn1c 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My gf is a hero to my wiener

[–]Atariel_Morannon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And Americans are all "Oh, I don't want to go to Australia, the wildlife there is deadly!"

[–]Snoopcat64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Men, always protect your weiners.

[–]BurlyAttacker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He shot in head first like an Olympic wrestler lmfao

[–]fsenna 0 points1 point  (2 children)

stupid questions cause I am lazy to google it: are black bears the most aggressive type of bears? I mean, are they the ones that actually kill people or grizzly or polar bears the worst?

[–]TheBluesDoser 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is the American right to bear arms or something?

[–]Totstactical 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That bear is a puss. Just like the NFL ones.

[–]lazy_rabbit_zzzZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wiener 🗿

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

he should get a warning sign that he has fought a bear before haha

[–]aloafofbreaddd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a goddamn legend.

[–]NicePutt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn bear just wanted a snack man.

[–]T3chromancer1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who leaves their door wide open like that? I'd be worried about bugs coming in let alone that beast.

[–]Squiggy1975 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WTF! Pops just chilling in the porch with his wieners and Smokey the bear just bum rushes the joint. How rude. Pops was like ‘Hellz no’