2 men followed by black bear while jogging in Northern Alberta

From globalnews.ca/news/1395362/watch-2-men-followed-by-black-bea:

EDMONTON – Two men who were running along a northern Alberta trail earlier this month received quite the scare when they were approached and followed by a black bear.

In a video posted by Bruce Allan on YouTube, a black bear can be seen following the men, who were jogging along the Matcheetawin Discovery Trails in Fort McMurray on June 5.

“Not good. Not good,” you can hear one man say as the bear begins to follow them. “No way, man. We’re not doing this.”

From time to time the video shows the bear picking up speed. While at times the bear appears to be fairly close to the men, the animal never tries to attack them.

The men can also be heard talking about finding rocks to possibly hit the bear with if necessary.

“Get ready to hit him in the head. We’re going to have to knock him out,” says one man.

Around the four-minute mark of the video, while the bear attempts to climb a small tree, the men appear to get a bit of distance and run to safety.

The bear sighting comes just over a month after a Suncor employee was killed by a black bear in the Fort McMurray area.

Global News has reached out to the author of the video for comment but has not yet heard back from the man


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Tags: black bear, alberta, fort mcmurray, jogging, nature, forest

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