Guy Gets A Bit Too Close To A Black Bear, But The Outcome Might Surprise You

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Published: September 1, 2016

Animals are amazing creatures of nature that should be treated with the utmost respect. However, there are some animals that you should not get anywhere near as you risk danger to your life. One such animal is a black bear as you do not know if they will attack. It seems that Teliece Sander of Lake Mary in Florida, had a very close encounter with a huge black bear on August 29, 2016.

Here's what she had to say about it:

"I was sitting outside taking a quiet moment after a hectic day. It was raining, so the gutter was gurgling and I was sitting there on my phone gaming. I was so engrossed in the game, by the time I realized this big guy was there he was to close for me to do anything but sit still until he decided to leave. I had my phone up in front of my chest. I was able to take pic texted to my son that was in the house 'help me'. “

“He thought I was playing a joke on him until I sent the second message "be very quiet". I then started videoing, which I believed helped me through this encounter. I knew that I needed to be still and not make eye contact with this 300 and some pound bear. It appeared that he was going to walk on by me. First, I was starting to feel a little relief, but to my surprise he turned heading straight for me. As he moved closer I could smell him, wet animal odor. I thought if I made any movement, one good swipe he could rip my head/face off."

“You can see the bear lift his head towards the end of the video. He is actually looking over my head at my 6'6 325lb son that was so quiet when he came out I didn't know he was there. As you can see he then turns and saunters off."

Good thing that these people managed to not get hurt. Aside from the seriousness of this moment, this did make on good video!

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      Jenny · 1 year ago

      It looked like the bear was looking for a handout.

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      IloveBears · 50 weeks ago

      Black bears are very curious. They do not attack unless there is no other avenue of escape or they are in fear of their lives. They will bluff charge if you make them uncomfortable. but bears actually hate conflict and avoid it as much as possible. They are highly intelligent. You can look them in the eyes without fear of them thinking you are being aggressive as they can read your intentions through eye contact. The concept of never look them in the eye is a misnomer. This goes for Black Bears, Grizzles maybe not. This was a young male who was looking for food. The fact he came so close to you suggests he has had contact with humans before and probably been fed by them. This is not good for the bear as it will end up getting him killed if he wanders into the wrong yard. But a wonderful encounter. Thanks for sharing.

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        Zoonotics · 49 weeks ago

        I know that with dogs, looking them in the eyes can be interpreted as being aggressive. I don't know about bears but I still wouldn't suggest anyone looking them in the eyes just because someone said it doesn't matter.

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      Zoonotics · 49 weeks ago

      I would hope that I would do exactly as you did but I would have been petrified.

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      Tom01275 · 5 weeks ago


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      nanas2boys · 5 weeks ago

      Read the article it says you do not know if they will attack. That is enough for me to stay away from them. Don't listen to anyone who says they won't attack just because they don't like conflict. If that bear is hungry you may be his next dinner!!! Remember bears are wild animals. I do not care what species of bear they are b!ack, brown, or white bears, they are all wild animals and can hat tear you to shreds in an instant. The guy in the picture was just darn lucky hes still with us today.

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      Mamado · 5 weeks ago

      I too would not take the advice of someone telling me bears do not like conflict, so unless the bear feels threatened or is starving, it will not attack you. Answer this, don't bears create conflict every time they're hungry and they go after prey? Also, I found the most interesting part of the story is, the lady states, the best way to act when encountered by a bear is to be completely still (no movement at all), so you don't startle the bear. Yet, she moved her phone/camera with the movements of the bear. Tell me, isn't that moving? I know, I know, nowadays it seems to be the in thing. Risk your life to take a video/picture so, you can post it on Facebook, to show all your friends, family, and the world how much of a moron you really are. This lady is definitely a moron and she's lucky to be alive.