Quick-Thinking Bike Rider Scares Off Charging Bear

Quick-Thinking Bike Rider Scares Off Charging Bear

In this jaw-dropping video a quick-thinking rider scares off a charging bear. 

Scripture tells us wisdom is better than gold. In this case, wisdom was life-saving. What was supposed to be a great day of riding the trails turned wildly bearish! 

When defending yourself from a brown bear, the best advice is to use what is on hand. It could be bear spray, a gun, or making loud noises. But what if you happen to be out riding the trails with your pals, and the only thing you have is your motorbike?

In this short clip that was posted to YouTube, it shows what happens after a rider in Bulgaria wrecks his dirtbike near a bear den. The rider jumps up just as a bear emerges from its den and goes after the stranded rider, who scrambles away from the supremely irked bear. 

Apparently, they had disturbed the peace and its home. The bear roars and closes in on the rider as his pals watch the hairy situation unfold. The only thing his friend can do is rev his engine as loudly as possible to startle the bear. 

The quick thinking of his friend and the sound of the engine revving likely made the difference between a close call and a bear attack. The startled bear quickly spins away and runs off as the rider revs his engine a few more times just for good measure. 

Most experts agree making loud noises in bear country can often act as a bear deterrent and alert bears to your presence. In the case of this video, the man was blessed with this life thanks to the quick thinking of his friend. Praise God, it was a close call instead of a bear attack! 

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom,” James 3:13

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