Richard Wesley, the man behind this camera, is a very luck to be alive to this day. His story can seem just about unbelievable – that’s until you see the footage he capture in late May.
Wesley is a hunter living in Ontario, Canada, and while out on a hunting trip, he encountered a black bear. The confrontation would be terrifying for anyone – Wesley froze in place as the bear approached closer and closer.
The video shows the black bear moments before it charges right at Wesley. The charge knocked the camera out of Wesley’s hand. After a few seconds, Wesley is seen picking up the camera again, unscathed.
Wesley commented in the video description with his personal account of the event:
“I am so happy after this confrontation with a black bear during our spring hunt. 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’s incredible that Wesley came out of the attack with little to no injury. Watch it below:
The video already has close to 4 million views on YouTube alone. Many have been supportive of Wesley and are glad he is alive and well. However, some are placing the blame on him for “provoking the bear” or even “not knowing how to handle the situation.”
Nonetheless, it’s still a terrifying moment.