An incredible video of a hunter being attacked by a huge bear has gone viral after being posted online.
The unbelievable footage sees hunter Richard Wesley, out on his own in the Canadian wilderness, being charged at by a black bear and only narrowly escaping with his life.
Filmed on a GoPro camera, the clip sees Richard – armed only with a flimsy-looking bow and arrow – scouting the area around him before stopping dead in his tracks.
Lowering his stance, he stays still, having spotted a huge bear in the distance.
In the tense footage, the bear slowly makes his way over to Richard, who can be heard shouting and making loud noises to try and scare the bear off.
However, there’s no stopping the creature, and it charges straight at him in a terrifying attack.
You fear the worst after the camera is knocked from him hands to the ground, but the man appears to miraculously escape the attack unscathed, and picks up the camera a few moments later.
“I should have shot a long time ago,” Richard says after legging it away from the scene in the footage. In all fairness though, we’re not sure what damage Richard could have done with that bow and arrow…
“I am so happy after this confrontation with a black bear during our spring hunt,” Richard captioned the video, which has already racked up over 1.3m views.
“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,” he wrote.
We’re just glad that Richard’s safe and well, and let that be a lesson to you too – if you were thinking about going hunting in the Canadian wilderness with only a toy bow and arrow to defend yourself, just don’t, OK? You never know what you might bump into.