California Bear Jumps Into Rushing River And Swims Right Across

Bear river

Never underestimate the strength of a bear.

Of course, I completely doubt that any of us ever have, considering the fact that it’s pretty common knowledge that these creatures have the ability to rip you apart (except for that one buddy who swears he would wrestle a bear and win after drinking his 30th beer on a Friday night).

Nevertheless, this video is further proof of the strength a bear withholds.

Many of us know to stay away from rivers with strong rapids, as the strong current can quickly send you underneath the water and you can possibly drown. Hell, even a relatively quiet undertow can pull you far out to sea without you even noticing… until you try and swim back.

But a rushing river like this one? Not a chance… it’s too dangerous a game.

However, this is just a part of a bear’s average day.

This video took place in Washington, California, on the South Yuba River right behind the Washington Hotel.

According to the video’s description, this was during spring snowmelt, so the melted ice was flowing directly into the river.

In the video, you can see a bear standing alongside the river, obviously getting ready to make its crossing.

Sure enough, the bear leaps in.

At first, the incredibly strong current begins to pull the bear, and it seems like the bear may have bit off more than it could chew with this one.

But, the bear keeps fighting across the current, and eventually makes its way back onto land, successfully crossing the river… easier than you’d imagine.

Check it out:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock