Man attacked by bear films entire encounter


A Northern Ontario man, Richard Wesley, had a chilling encounter with a black bear. Wearing a GoPro, Wesley recorded a video of the animal attacking him. He survived and on Monday, he posted a video of the incident.

The video begins with Wesley watching the animal approach. At one point, the bear either sees or smells Wesley and charges the hunter. Wesley calls out in panic as the bear knocks him to the ground. A few second later, Wesley stands and makes his way to his vehicle.

In the video description, Wesley said he had “no wounds, except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down. (I am) genuinely happy that this was a non-fatal or tragic outcome.”

In the video, Wesley can be heard saying “Tabarnac,” which is a curse interchangeable with a four-letter word that rhymes with “duck,” an exclamation he can hardly be faulted for. A male black bear can weigh 550 pounds and run at speeds of 30 mph.

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