Photographer Shows How Fast Grizzly Bears Attack in Heart-Stopping Video

A photographer has revealed just how quickly a grizzly bear can attack in an heart-stopping video that has resurfaced online.

A photographer has revealed just how quickly a grizzly bear can attack in a heart-stopping video that has resurfaced online.

In the intense footage, wildlife photographer Aaron Teasdale sets up his camera to capture the release of a 22-year-old grizzly bear back into the wild in The Whitefish Range in Montana, U.S.

According to Teasdale’s Instagram post, the huge bear had been causing trouble and getting into chicken coops, so officers from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) decided to trap and release him in a more isolated area.

The photographer expected the grizzly to bolt towards a nearby creek when released. So, he set up his camera on a tripod accordingly.

However, the enormous creature had other ideas and wanted to get “revenge on the damn humans with the audacity to trap him.”

Instead, Teasdale’s camera captured a grizzly bear attack from an astonishing first-hand perspective.

In the clip, the grizzly bear launches from the trap with astonishing force and then furiously bounds toward the photographer’s camera at high speed.

The creature fearsomely charges towards the camera with its mouth wide open and ferociously takes down the camera tripod within a matter of seconds.

“Check out how he explodes from the trap as soon as the door is high enough. Then he almost takes his camera with him,” Teasdale writes in the caption.

The Sheer Speed of a Grizzly Bear

The footage reveals the sheer speed and power of the huge animals — and what it would be like to experience a grizzly bear attack first-hand.

Teasadale’s video was shot in September 2018. However, the footage has surfaced recently and been reported on by publications such as Advnture and The Manual in the last few weeks.

The Manual reports the photographer’s footage demonstrates just how fast and unpredictably grizzly bears can attack. Despite its enormous size and bulky frame, a grizzly is armed with astonishingly powerful forelegs and can easily outrun a human.

According to the National Wildlife Federation, the grizzly bear is the fastest of the eight bear species, reaching speeds of up to 35 mph.

Grizzlies have protruding, muscle-mass-topped shoulder blades that power their forelimbs to run and dig. They also have impressive claws that can grow to be more than four inches long, which helps them find their footing on soft land.

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