By Josie October 3rd, 2023
This man and bear quite literally bump into each other – what makes event so unique though is that both of them give each other the biggest fright.
The house seems like it’s located in a calm neighbourhood – and archetypical suburb embodying the American Dream.
Little do the residents know that wildlife is lurking around the corner!
As the bear is about to turn the corner, a human does the same from the opposite side.
Both the bear and the man are caught off guard and their instincts of fear and preservation kicking in simultaneously.
In the brief moment of their encounter, a revelation surfaces – bears can be just as scared of us as we are of them.
It underscores the importance of assuming the worst to avoid the tragic consequences of a bear attack.
It’s a common myth that a bear standing on its hind legs is preparing to attack.
In reality, this behavior is typically a bear’s way of getting a better view of its surroundings.
Bears can see, hear, and smell better when standing upright. It’s not a sign of aggression but rather curiosity or alertness.
This fleeting encounter between a bear and a human serves as a poignant reminder of the thin line between our world and theirs.