Curious Black Bear Has Close Encounter With Brave Human

Published September 1, 2016 1,257,635 Plays $4,009.06 earned

Rumble / Close CallsAnimals 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 the black bear for which we don’t know if and when they might attack.

In this incredibly close encounter, a black bear appears out of the woods and slowly approaches a friendly man sitting in the porch. The ignorant animal curiously investigates his human friend, but soon decides it is uninterested, and decides to leave!

It is amazing to see a black bear showing utter curiosity to befriend a human friend, much to our amusement. This is the intense moment when a dangerous black bear slowly approaches a man, showing no violent nature whatsoever. However, after sniffing his body in detail, the bear soon decides that the human is not her type and slowly retreats into the woods. What a lovely encounter! Admit it, you never expected this close encounter to end like it did! With a happy ending and a new friendship! Adorable!

Who would have ever thought that a black bear would be so curious to become friends with a human? Maybe it is the fact that the man was sitting still and not moving a muscle, hence, not presenting any danger to the animal whatsoever. What would you have done if you were in a situation similar to this one? Run? Hide? Faint? Scream? Pet the bear?

What did you think of this video? Have you ever seen something like this before? Would you ever go anywhere near a black bear? We would love to hear what you have to think so please do not hesitate to leave a comment down in the comments section!

Teliece Sander of Lake Mary in Florida, had a very close encounter with a huge black bear on August 29, 2016. Reportedly, he was sitting outside taking a quiet moment on a rainy day, so the gutter was gurgling and he was chilling on the porch, gaming on his phone. Being so into the game, he didn’t realize that a big black bear sneaked from the woods and came to sniff his out. By the time he realized he wasn’t alone, it was too late to do anything, judging this huge animal was so close to him, so he decided not to do anything, and wait for the animal to leave. That’s exactly what happened. Maybe the friendly bear felt neglected and ignored, so he soon left the man be, and disappeared into the woods. What a meeting!

Just imagine, Teliece recalls that he had his phone up in front of his chest and was fortunately able to take a picture and text his son a message that read 'help me'. Naturally, the son thought that his father was playing a joke on him until he sent him the second message reading “be very quiet".

Then, he started videoing, which he believed helped him through in this strange encounter. Luckily, he kept his cool and knew that he needed to be still and not make eye contact with this 300 and some pound bear, fearing that the beast might run him over.

Tension was rising when the bear approached him from a very close distance, that he could smell him and his wet animal odor. It was then when he thought that if he survives this scary moment, he could live forever. Good thing he didn’t freak out and didn’t do any sudden movement, because the black bear was only seconds away from ripping his face off for good.

Moments later, the bear lifts his head, overlooking his shoulders, staring at his son. His son must be one hell of a scary dude since almost immediately after losing to a staring contest with he, the black bear turned away and left. Good thing that nobody got hurt. Aside from the seriousness of this moment, this did make on good video! Please share this video with your family and friends as this is one clip that no one should miss.


  • Jenny, 2 years ago

    It looked like the bear was looking for a handout.

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  • IloveBears, 2 years 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, 2 years 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, 2 years ago

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

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  • Tom01275, 1 year ago


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  • nanas2boys, 1 year 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, 1 year 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.

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