Ain’t Bluffing: Grizzly Bear Charges Filmmaker

Ain’t Bluffing: Grizzly Bear Charges Filmmaker


Most of us would have soiled ourselves seeing a grizzly bear charging, but after two decades of wildlife filming, Leon Lorenz kept his wits about him on Monday when a mother bear made a beeline for him and his tripod. Shooting in the Robson Valley of British Columbia, Lorenz was filming the mother and a cub when suddenly the adult looked right at him and then charged.

“This is for real,” he thought. “This is … no bluff charge.”

Lorenz grabbed his handgun and fired a warning just as the bear sprang through the trees at him.

“I knew if I would have run, I wouldn’t be here,” he told CBC News.

“If I didn’t have my handgun, even if I would have fired a shot a quarter of a second later, the blast would have been too late. She would have been on me.

“I think even if I would have hit her, even a very fatal shot … she would have had enough life left in her to do me in.”

You think?

For the cuter side of bears, see these videos posted yesterday.

Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal.
Comments
  • Aqeel
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    I think the filmmaker shown great courage to shot the scene when it came to attack him.

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