A hunter captured the heart-stopping moment that wildlife in the Fire River area of Ontario, Canada, fought back. Richard Wesley was on a spring bow hunting outing when he caught sight of a bear in the distance.
Wesley did not shoot at the approaching animal, who ambled in the distance. Suddenly, the seemingly peaceful co-existence changed and the bear charged directly at Wesley.
According to RT.com, Wesley is an experienced hunter and he knew that bears will sometimes bluff when they charge, so he stood his ground and screamed – the camera falls to the ground and for an instant, the man’s fate is unknown.
Moments later, Wesley picks up the camera and it is apparent that he is miraculously unscathed. The video, which was uploaded to YouTube on May 22, includes a few words about the frightening encounter:
I am so happy after this confrontation with a black bear during our spring hunt. No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down. Genuinely happy that this was a non fatal or tragic outcome. Proving that the black bear is a wild and unpredictable animal. Again so happy with the outcome.
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