“Bears are cute,” they said.
“If you don’t bother them they won’t bother you,” they said.
I haven’t had an actual encounter with a bear in my life, and after this video, I won’t be coming within a mile radius of one if I can help it.
Warning: This one is pretty graphic…
Here we have big ol’ moose laying injured on the side of a road in Sweden. A driver comes to a stop to video the ginormous creature, when a bear comes creeping out of the woods.
And you know right away, the bear isn’t looking to play…
Nope… not at all…
The driver describes the scene:
“My wife and I went by car on Wednesday night. In front of us, we saw something dark beside the road. When we approached, we saw that it was a moose lying down with the bear next to it.
The bear was a little disturbed by our presence and walked from the moose and over to the other side of the road.
Then we backed the car up to give the bear the opportunity to come back to the moose and finish what he started.
“Finish what he started?”
Gee, not one to interfere with the circle of life are we? Granted, the moose appears to have possibly been hit by a car and wasn’t going to make it much longer anyway, but still, folks in Sweden definitely aren’t shy about getting out of the way and letting nature take its course. You gotta respect it.
I find it incredibly annoying (and ignorant) to see someone screaming “stop it” or “call the police” from behind their cell phone while nature takes its course.
The bear eventually drags the huge moose off the road with ease and takes some gnarly bites as the moose is too injured to fight back. Nothing like being eaten alive, eh? After the bear finally realizes there are people watching, or just got bored, he steps away and stares straight at the person videoing.
Honestly props to that guy… if a bear just got done having its way with a moose and then noticed me watching, I’d be outta there ASAP.
All I know is I will never underestimate the strength of a bear for as long as I live.