Slow Motion Video Of Brown Bear Running Through The Snow Is Both Mystifying & Terrifying

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I guess this video is somewhat ironic since it’s showcasing how fast a brown bear can run, yet the footage is in slow motion.

But I honestly think it makes the fact of how fast a bear can run all the more terrifying. The bruin in this clip is BOOKING it through a wooded area, and though the video is slowed down, the wild animal is still moving at an intimidating pace.

The caption of the post points out that we humans should not be fooled by a brown bear’s size. Even though these creatures can weigh more than 1,000 pounds, they can still run at speeds up to 35 miles per hour.

In the post, the bear’s speed was laid out in kilometers, which got a lot of Americans in the comment section riled up (we stand against the Metric system).

There are a few things true U.S. citizens won’t budge on, and one of those ideals is never converting to the units of measurement the rest of the world uses (unless we’re measuring how much is in a big, plastic soda bottle).

Enough about the Metric system, let’s get back to this brown bear barreling through a snowy forest path. Obviously, since this video exists, it means that someone was there to capture this moment.

I’d imagine they were terrified as the brown bear was running at full speed towards them, and they were likely relieved when the bruin suddenly came to a stop in the middle of its sprint.

It almost looked as though the bear stopped to catch a few snowflakes, but it’s more likely that the bear caught onto a scent that was left on the ground and came to a halt right in its tracks to alter its course.

Let’s hope it wasn’t the videographer that the bear was tracking down:

Here’s to hoping that none of us ever have to see this in person. I like to keep my “seeing a bear run full sprint” moments on video, usually taking them in from the safety and comfort of the great indoors.

Most of the people in the comment section reacted to the video just as I did:

“What a stunning beast.”

“Powerful creatures not to be messed with.”

“He’s a big boy.”

“What an absolute unit. Respect to Mr. Bear.”

“Look at that majestic ball of fluff, I want to hug it.”

That last comment is pretty concerning, and that type of thinking is usually reserved for people on this Earth that are referred to us “tourons.”

Spotting one out in the wild is rather simple. They are the people that walk up to wildlife at National Parks, and often end up on our Outdoors page

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