Let me start this blog by saying I’ve never had an encounter with a bear in the wild so I don’t really know how I would react if the situation presented itself.
With that being said, I would hope to whatever god you believe in that I wouldn’t have a full-blown existential meltdown like this lady…
She first sprays this bear with bear spray because he’s getting a little too close. Nothing wrong with that. That’s what bear spray is for. Then she starts wailing “Bear! Bear! Bear! You’re breaking my kayak!” as if it understands what she’s saying.
She even questions “Why are you breaking my kayak? Bear!? Why are you doing that?!”. I’m sure she was just pissed off, but I don’t know lady… You just sprayed that bear with some seriously agitating stuff. He might take some of his anger out on your kayak and hope he can find some food while he’s at it.
Kayaks aren’t cheap, but this lady clearly had more than a monetary attachment to it. Her description in the video says that she was on a remote camping trip and that kayak was her only means of transportation.
It makes sense that she would have a such a strong reaction, but I had to pause this video at one point because I just couldn’t take the incessant crying of “Bear! Bear! Bear!” any longer… 😆