Even A False-Charge By A Grizzly Is Enough To Make You Want To Change Your Underwear
According to the majority of bear people, there’s no such thing as a ‘bluff charge’, or a ‘false charge’. It’s true, that charging bears often stop short of making contact with people, but ask yourself…why do they stop? They stop because the person they’re charging stands still. Your body language tells the bear, I’m ready to defend myself, touch me and it will cost you. If you run from a charging bear, you can be reasonably sure of two things, one, is that the bear will chase you and two, that the bear will catch you.
Two men out hunting gizzly bears have a run-in with a grizzly sow with 3 cubs in tow. This is something that you really don’t want to encounter. If the sow thinks you’re a threat, she’s going to do what she has to do, to make sure you’re not going to harm her cubs. Luckily for the 2 men (and the sow) nobody got hurt, but this could have turned deadly, thank goodness it didn’t. Both men are armed with heavy caliber rifles and if need be, they could have brought this bear down. Lucky for everyone, it didn’t have to come to that. But still, an encounter like this would make even the most experienced hunters want to change their underwear afterwards.
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