- This guy behaved foolishly and deserves to be charged but as per the point I’ve been making with my recent #Bear
posts, even though this guy did not respect their space, did these #Bears
attack him? No.
Bears are very misunderstood #Animals
. The most misunderstood on the planet as far as I’m concerned. They don’t deserve the reputation they have as being big, scary, dangerous beasts so please don’t believe #Hunter
lies about them.
Bears don’t tend to view humans as prey nor do they attack for no reason. Bear attacks are very rare and are typically defensive in nature. They also tend to bluff charge first if they feel threatened as they just want humans to leave them alone. According to National Geographic, the chance of you being attacked by a bear is 1 in 1.2 million.
There have only ever been two human fatalities in Katmai (#TimothyTreadwell
and his girlfriend who I wrote about 2 posts back) and it’s blatantly obvious why that happened but as I wrote on that post, Treadwell spent 13 summers at Katmai getting much closer to these bears than the man in this video did and they never harmed him during any of those summers.
Tens of thousands of people go bear viewing in Alaska annually and don’t get harmed, which is testament to the true, misunderstood nature of bears. #BearViewing
in Alaska also generates 35 million dollars a year proving that it’s not only morally better but economically better to shoot bears through the lens of a camera than the barrel of a gun.
Please respect the space of bears and maintain a safe distance for our sake and for theirs. Peaceful co-existence with these incredible beings and other #Wildlife
is more than possible if we simply show them the respect they deserve #SaveBears #RespectBears
Caption @a_lallie_ #a_lallie_
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