Man Straight Up Slaps A Black Bear Coming After His Dogs: “I Just Sucker Punched A Bear”

Bear slap

Talk about a straight up gangster.

Anyone who is willing to open hand slap a black bear is pretty ballsy, but sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do.

Black bears are the most common bear to roam our lands. They live far and wide across North America and live everywhere from the deep woods to right in your garbage can. With ongoing development of rural areas there is a steady increasing number of bear interactions.

Black bears are rather large mammals with adult males weighing up to 600 pounds and standing up to 6 feet tall on their hind legs. They have a stocky build, a shaggy coat of fur that ranges from black to brown, giving them warmth in the winter, and a powerful appearance. Despite their size and strength, black bears are surprisingly agile and fast, able to run at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.

They can also climb trees extremely well, and out strong swimmers.

As urban areas continue to expand into wildlife habitat, black bears are becoming increasingly common in urban environments and around your home. In some areas these animals have become habituated to human presence and have learned about the easy food sources, like bird feeders, trash cans, barbeques, and chicken coops.

This bear is seen running around the corner towards a man with his two dogs near what appears to be some kind of chicken coop or animal pen.

As the dog gets by its owner, the man pulls back into another state and steps into the slap of a lifetime, landing it square across the bears face. The bear looks stunned for a second and then turns away and steps back.

He then turns around and proudly, yet shockingly, tells the woman he was with:

“I just sucker punched a bear.”

And she responds:

“Yeah, you did.”

The man then uses a trash can lid and a shovel to make noise and scare the bear away from the scene.

Granted, this bear seemed fairly small, but nevertheless… an open hand slap to the face?

That’s just disrespectful.

For some reason, I just can’t get this John West Salmon commercial from back in the day out of my mind:

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A beer bottle on a dock