You would think a black bear would have nothing to fear in the forest. Weighing up to 250kg, there aren’t too many animals in their weight class. However, despite its prodigious strength, the black bear in this video, taken in a New Hampshire farmer’s yard, chooses not to tangle with a couple of bulldogs a fraction of its size.
Never underestimate self-preservation in nature. While dispatching these two bulldogs is entirely within the bear’s capabilities, the intelligent animal has probably learned to associate canines with their much-more-deadly masters, humans.
Regardless, it’s fortunate that this encounter ended with no bloodshed. Despite being outnumbered, it could have gone much worse for the dogs if the bear had chosen to fight.