You know, no matter how often I see video footage of bears running down deer, elk, whatever, I still can’t believe it. It’s just such a visually unbelievable sight. Deer look fast. They’re all whippy and delicate and have those long, knobby legs. Deer should be able to run. Deer are the act of running, with antlers.

Bears, on t’other hand, look about as aerodynamic as a boulder. They’re meant to slap salmon out of streams and other such pursuits.

So watching these giant slabs of muscle actually run down deer is just the most alien thing to watch. It’s like the laws of physics wander off somewhere, Andre the Giant suddenly outdistancing Secretariat. You can’t believe what you’re watching. It’s real and all, it just doesn’t look right.

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