Vintage Video Shows A Grizzly Waking Up From Being Tranquilized & Absolutely Losing Its Mind


That’s one mad bear.

But, then again, I would be pretty mad too if someone stuck me with a dart and then moved me from my home.

Grizzly bears are massive creatures that can weigh over 1,000 pounds and stand over eight feet tall when on their hind legs.

In some cases, grizzly bears may need to be tranquilized for various reasons, such as research, relocation, or when they pose a threat to humans.  However, tranquilization can be risky for the bear. An overdose of the tranquilizing drug can lead to respiratory failure or even death. When a grizzly bear is tranquilized, it loses its ability to regulate its body temperature, which can cause hypothermia.

It can also take up to several hours for the drugs to wear off completely. During this time, the bear is vulnerable and can be disoriented or confused. It’s crucial to keep the bear in a safe and secure location until it wakes up and can safely return to its natural habitat.

While grizzly bears generally avoid humans, they can be dangerous when threatened or surprised.

This throwback video shows the dangers of trapping and relocating a bear, even when things like tranquilizers are used.

The grizzly is seen waking up from his forced snooze and realizing there are people around. The bear immediately goes on the offense and starts running at the wildlife officials’ vehicles. Standing up and actually smashing one of them.

The massive animal is furious as the people scramble to get out of there.

Talk about a wild scene… these bears are no joke.

Mule Deer Fights Off A Mountain Lion In Wild Vintage Footage

Score one for the mule deer.

California is home to an almost countless number of creatures, but perhaps none cooler than the mountain lion.

While their territory runs almost the entirety of the Americas (From southern Alaska to the southernmost part of Chile), California is home to one of the biggest populations in the United States, with an estimate of 4,000 to 6,000 in the wild, according to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife.

The Golden State is also home to a much sought after population of deer, by both humans and lions, the mule deer. They tend to weight between 100 and 220 pounds, so they are a bit larger than the more popular and well known white-tailed deer.

Each mountain lion eats around 48 “deer sized animals” per year, which puts the total number of deer consumed by mountain lions alone, just in California, at around 192,000 to 288,000 per year.

Safe to say, the lions typically win these battles…

But the CDFW gave us a treat a few years back when they released some vintage footage of a mule deer not only escaping the attack of a fully grown lion, but getting in its share of licks as well.

Really cool stuff.

Of course, the lion has to eat too, can’t deny that, but I don’t know what it is that makes people tend to root for the underdog… Maybe we’ve all seen Rocky a few too many times.

Bowhunter Grabs Bedding Mule Deer By The Antlers

I guess hunting a muley this big wasn’t enough for this hunter.

He had to get up to it and have a close look while it was living.

Getting close enough to a deer like this to shoot it is one thing, getting close enough to touch it is a whole other ball game… damn near impossible, actually.

The conditions must have been perfect with wind in his favor because deer, especially ones this big and old, have amazing senses. I mean, they all have pretty remarkable senses but ones this large have very impressive senses that have kept them alive for a while against all odds.

The video shows a man in full camo army crawling through tall grass. You notice a set of nice antlers sticking up in front of the hunter as he reaches out for them

This is a brave man… those things are certified weapons strapped to a wild animal.

He grabs right ahold of one of them and the buck doesn’t move. The hunter gives them a big shake before the deer stands up looks right at the man and runs off.

Either way, if a hunter is getting this close to a buck that’s this nice, you know he’s good at what he does.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock