This Bow And Arrow Hunter Being Attacked By A Bear Has Gone Viral

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The thing with humans is we can get a little arrogant. Start thinking because we've got cars and houses and Premium Spotify accounts and stuff we're somehow in charge, somehow running the show.

That's generally when nature comes along and smacks us over the head, sometimes metaphorically in the form of a bout of extreme, disabilitating weather, sometimes literally in the form a great, big, f***ing bear.

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Thus it was for Canadian hunter Richard Wesley who, bless him, was out in the great outdoors with his bow and arrow, presumably looking to play God and take down a rabbit or a pigeon or something (do they have pigeons in Canada? I dunno look it up bro, this is the internet!).

Instead, the locomotive engineer from Ontario found himself twenty feet or so away from a black bear. Understandably Richard froze, hoping the animal would pass undisturbed, but instead it ran at him at a frightening speed and took a swipe with his great bloody bear paw – knocking Richard and his bow and arrow to the floor.

Just as you think you're about to witness something very gruesome indeed, an unharmed Richard gets to his feet and runs off, saying, almost sweetly, "I should have shot a long time ago." Sure, mate.

"I am so happy after this confrontation with a black bear during our spring hunt," Richard wrote in a caption with the video.

"No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down.

"Genuinely happy that this was a non fatal or tragic outcome. Proving that the black bear is a wild and unpredictable animal. Again so happy with the outcome."

With 1.2 million views and counting, we're sure Richard is happy - happily back under the illusion that humans are in charge again.

Until next time...