Every once in a while I stumble across a video on the internet that really makes me say, ‘Holy crap’ out loud to myself, and the video below is certainly one of those.
This man was attempting to trap wolves bothering a farmer’s livestock in the mountains of Idaho, but a big brown bear accidentally wandered into one of the traps and became stuck. He frees the bear after a tense few minutes that had my heart pounding.
Warning that this video can be pretty hard to watch. Turns out that watching a bear struggle with its paw caught in a trap and a catch pole wrapped around its neck is less glamorous than you would think. Still, good on this trapper for freeing this bear and putting his life on the line for another!