Bruce Allan was running with a friend in Matcheetawin Trails, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada when they came upon a Black Bear that proceeded to come after them for several intense, riveting minutes.
Though the general advice given to those who encounter a bear is to stand one's ground and to NEVER run or exhibit weak behavior, that advice (whether it was known to Allan or not) appeared to go out the window here. Of course, it's also much easier to judge someone else's reaction from the safety of a computer screen.
Thankfully, Allan was able to "resume workout" and return to his car. Next time (if there is one) we're assuming he'll remember to bring the Bear Spray.
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Black bears were out and about this week and appearing in YouTube videos!
In the first, a pair of bulldogs broke through a fence to challenge a New Hampshire bear that needed a snack from the bird feeder.
In the second, a Pennsylvania bear enjoys a back rub before snagging a donut from a non-effective trap.
Please bear with us, AFTER THE JUMP...
The rescuer writes:
A mother raccoon made herself a nest in our kitchen soffit. This baby raccoon managed to fall through the narrow space in the wall behind our oven. After listening to its cries for several hours, we decided to take action.
Much furry adorableness is to be found in the video AFTER THE JUMP...
Veet is advertising its hair-removal products with ads that implying that women turn into dudes if they go even one day without shaving their legs and armpits. The ads go a step further by suggesting that men are rightfully repulsed by such women, depicting them as a bearded, bearish dude with a lady's voice.
The not-so-subtle subtext is that if you don't conform to men's standards of beauty, you're a unattractive dude worthy of rejection from your boyfriend, taxi drivers, EMTs, manicurists, Veet and viewers at large. Furthermore, being attracted to any person with body hair makes you gay or a lover of mannish women.
Yes, the ads are meant to be lighthearted and funny, but the underlying sexism, homophobia and transphobia has not gone un-noticed by ad groups.
Check out the ads AFTER THE JUMP...
Artist Brock Davis created this growling grizzly using clippings from his trimmed beard.
Wrote Davis on Instagram: "said goodbye to the bear on my face #beardhairbear #stubblesketch"
Check out one of Davis's 'stubble self portraits' which he did 8 months ago,
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Here's what Davis looks like IRL if you're interested.