A Bear Plays With A Dog, But When It Notices Spectators? WATCH OUT!

SamiHaaranenPublished: November 23, 2015Updated: November 24, 20154,307,877 views
Published: November 23, 2015Updated: November 24, 2015

This isn't something you see every day. When a dog and wild bear emerge from the woods, it's hard to tell if the bear is acting aggressively. It looks like the bear and the dog are just chasing each other around, and none of them are intentionally trying to hurt one another. However, after the bear chases the dog away into the woods, the bear starts to run towards the spectators filming the action, which makes them go into slight panic mode. The bear was probably just excited and wasn't trying to harm anyone. It is still always better to be safe rather than sorry so moving out of the way was the best idea.

Luckily, the bear returns back into the woods, but not before some pretty awesome footage was taken. It isn't very often we get to see a bear this close up. It must have been really cool to see the bear right in the moment, these people have a very cool story to tell for the rest of their lives. It looks like the bear and the dog are now friends!

This is not the only dog out there who has a bear for a friend! One stray mutt in Surgut, Russia, has been spotted going on a snowy adventure with a bear! The pooch engages the bear in every way possible, inviting him for some fun in the snow!

This isn’t the only time a bear has decided to play with a canine. In November of 2017, a veterinary nurse by the name of Brittany Semeniuk visited a place called Mile 5 Sanctuary outside the town of Churchill in Canada. She and her vet partner were looking to photograph some polar bears in the wilderness when they came across a chained-up sled dog out in the open. It wouldn’t be too much of a big deal, had it not been for the polar bear approaching it.

"I had no idea what was going to happen," Brittany says. "I was worried for the dog."

It soon became clear that the bear had no bad intentions for the pup. Instead, it started playing with the dog! In this video, you can see the big white bear nudging the canine with its nose and poking at it with its paws. To make matters even more adorable, the dog seems to be in the same playful mood!

According to Brittany, the playful duo kept at it for some 15 minutes, before the bear ultimately retreating from the site in the pursuit for food. The pup remained unharmed. "When the bear left, the dog seemed to be totally fine," she says. "[The interaction] was a bit rough because a polar bear doesn't know his own strength."

Churchill is known as “the polar bear capital of the world”. Every fall, before the Hudson Bay freezes, these bears come through town looking for food. Locals are pretty used to them, rummaging through people’s garbage, unafraid of the human inhabitants.

According to conservation officers from Manitoba, a man by the name of Brian Ladoon is the owner of a dog sanctuary in the area who has been putting out food for the dogs, thus inadvertently inviting the polar bears. A person familiar with Ladoon’s operation says that the bears, being intelligent creatures as they are, have learned to associate the dogs with extra food and do not attack them.

Have you ever seen a bear and a dog playing around before? How close have you gotten to a bear before? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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28 comments

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    Johny1990 · 2 years ago

    He's not so cute when he runs towards you!

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    ggas · 2 years ago

    spelled tourist wrong

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    julie60 · 2 years ago

    Protecting the young just like people would do. It chases the danger away.

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    Uden · 2 years ago

    I didn;t really see any aggression, I mean maybe I guess. But I definitely DIDN'T see it lunge toward any spectators. Did the OP actually watch the video? WTF?

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      SamiHaaranen · 2 years ago

      0:23 Bear redirects its attack (false) towards humans.

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    LawrenceTate1 · 2 years ago

    That bear is a juvenile. I'm sure this was play and the people were in no danger. Best to take precautions though. I've seen YouTube videos were juvenile bears have been shot and that REALLY pisses me off. I've got no problem with the responsible and reasonable harvesting of adult bears, but leave the youngsters alone!

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      SamiHaaranen · 2 years ago

      Bears in Finland are not as big as in America . This is not a juvenile. It's over 2 years old for sure. And it's not being hunted here.

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    jabawookie · 2 years ago

    I'm just guessing but does Ja toiseta kuvakkulmasta translate to "big bear, big bear chase me" ?

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      Lojene · 2 years ago

      It's Finnish for "And from a different angle"

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    DinoLilly · 2 years ago

    what happened to the dog? was the dog theirs? did they save the dog?

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      SamiHaaranen · 2 years ago

      It's a bear hunting dog, so it was just another day at the office for him.

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    SteveHarley17 · 2 years ago

    Wild animals should be left alone. When will humans learn? DUH,,,,,,,,,

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      Heyjay · 2 years ago

      I don't think they ever will.

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    Heyjay · 2 years ago

    There was no attack. The bear and dog were clearly playing.

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    buddahass · 2 years ago

    Obviously a hoax. Someone's tossing sticks out from the trees, apparently to coax the dog, and probably a domesticated bear to go fetch it out on the street. Paying little if any attention to the onlookers, its when the bear actually notices theres people ahead when it abruptly darts back into the trees. "Aggressive bear charges"? What a misleading sham.

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    mallinson · 2 years ago

    as an old dog trainer I can spot that the dog is in play mode and so is the bear , there mates playing , it's quite common for bears and dogs to build a common bond , you should watch the video of the huskies chained to stakes and left over night to rest and during the night polar bears turn up just to play with them , no eating of huskie's , every species has a language it's just about learning how to communicate .

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    HarleyGurl · 2 years ago

    OMFG!!! That bear was NOT aggressive, and did NOT charge at those people! It was obviously PLAYING with the dog, and probably thought those @ ssh *le people wanted to play, too!! I found the bear adorable, and the title of this article offensive!

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      Jinglesbelle · 2 years ago

      The dog was bleeding...the bear was extremely aggressive!

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    Kevlib · 2 years ago

    The dog looked like an Akita. It could have been another type of spitz and they are usually courageous and not stupid. In the past they have been used in hunting big game like bears, but in pairs. I had Akitas in the past and they are very strong but if the bear really wanted to hurt one it would be all over. When bears have been captured in the suburbs of states like NJ in the Northeast they use Akitas to chase them back into the forests after they release them.

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    Testingthelimits · 2 years ago

    Pretty lame video. not much to see.

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    Jinglesbelle · 2 years ago

    The dog was bleeding from it's throat ....I wonder who owned the dog and why they would let if off leash.

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      SamiHaaranen · 2 years ago

      No it wasn't. It's GPS-collar

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    Aquabluesue · 2 years ago

    This is the truthful interpretation.....The bear was: 1) Disturbed by the dog, and the dog flushes it out of the forest, 2) The bear could have been playing with the dog rather than acting aggressively, 3) Unbeknownst by the bear, it is surprised by humans on each flank, and a barking dog at it's rear, 4) You could also say, by the sound of their voices and actions in trying to get the dog back, the humans were acting the most aggressively of all, 5) Which then sounded alarm, causing the dog to chase the bear, 6) Domesticated animals can wreak havoc and death to wildlife, 7) The poor bear. Black bears by nature are not aggressive and don't eat people! They eat insects and berries! Grizzly bears are another story. Moral of the story: Don't let your domesticated animal run wild in natural habitats to disturb the natural order of things!

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    daveguy1 · 2 years ago

    How could anybody tell the dog was bleeding from the throat? I couldn't see anything on that distant image. And the bear was simply running back and forth, chasing, and being chased by, the dog - the bear never "lunged" at anything. "Aggressive??" Geez!! Talk about f-ing clickbait!

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    TkarenG · 2 years ago

    Where's the intense footage?

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    gingerfanny · 2 years ago

    Click bait. I fell for it, too. Where is the "lunge"? There's nothing aggressive or shocking about this. Just a bear and a dog running around.

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    bluesgirl1980 · 2 years ago

    What do those guys expect? They are in the bears environment standing there with their cameras... I don't thin the bear was charging them at all. It appears to be a young bear and I think he was just running from the dog and mostly playing! The guys with the cameras were the intruders and not very bright about it!