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Bow And Arrow Hunter Crosses Paths With Bear And Instantly Regrets It

Bow And Arrow Hunter Crosses Paths With Bear And Instantly Regrets It

A Canadian hunter found himself in a confrontation with a bear while taking part in a 'spring hunt'.

Richard Wesley was out in the great outdoors in Canada when he noticed the back bear in the distance. He stayed calm and waited for the bear to pass without disturbing it.

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However, the bear had other ideas about how the situation should play out.

The locomotive engineer who lives in Hearst, Ontario captured every hunter's worst nightmare on camera.

Watch the footage here...

Credit: YouTube / Richard Wesley

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As the bear begins walking towards where he is, Wesley attempts to scare the animal off by standing up and making a loud noise, but to no avail.

It leaps at him but he deflects the attack using his bow. An off-camera brawl is heard, before the Canadian hunter picks up his camera and runs to safety.

"I should have shot a long time ago," he says.

Credit: YouTube / Richard Wesley

"I am so happy after this confrontation with a black bear during our spring hunt," Wesley wrote in a caption with the video.

"No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down.

"Genuinely happy that this was a non-fatal or tragic outcome, proving that the black bear is a wild and unpredictable animal. Again, so happy with the outcome."

It is unclear whether the bear is dead or alive.

Credit: Facebook

The incident comes after a South African big game hunter died when he was crushed by an elephant, that had been shot by a member of his group.

Theunis Botha, 51, died on Friday afternoon after a member of his group fired at a storming elephant cow and the animal fell on him during a hunt in Gwai, in Zimbabwe,

He had been leading a group of hunters on a walk, allegedly on a ranch known as Good Luck Farm, when they came across a breeding herd of elephants.

Three of the elephant cows then charged the hunters, Mr Botha fired a shot from his rifle but he was caught by surprise by a fourth cow that stormed them from the side.

Botha was a well-known hunter in Zimbabwe and often travelled to the US to recruit wealthy Americans for trophy hunting in Southern Africa, according to News24.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube / Richard Wesley

Topics: Now, Bear

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

 

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