In newly shared footage from 2017, one unlucky hunter in Maine got more than he bargained for when a scared black bear climbed up a tree and used the bathroom – on top of the hunter’s head.
On the last day of the 2017 bear season in Maine, a group of hunters and their dogs chased a black bear up a tall tree. The bear was likely hunted as part of annual maintenance for population control and the ecological stability of the area.
In the video, viewers can see the bear scurry up the tree before releasing itself from high up. The group of hunters roll with laughter as they immediately realize the bear defecated all over one of their friends.
As dogs bark in the background and the hunters laugh, the unlucky hunter named Andrew moves away from the tree.
One of the hunters tells Andrew over the collective laughter, “It’s all on camera, it’s all on tape.”
Another hunter then chimes in between laughing saying, “It’s down your face, it’s down your neck! Oh, my god.”
Andrew takes off his backpack and throws his dirty hat on the ground as he inspects himself after the incident.
There are numerous laws and regulations in place to ensure the bears are harvested properly. Therefore hunters can only kill a specific amount of bears each year.
According to the DIFW, Maine’s bear population is around 36,000, one of the largest in the country. Harvests in the past three years included 3,314 in 2018, 2,897 in 2017 and 2,859 in 2016. According to state laws, hunters can only harvest two bears per year – one by hunting and one by trapping. About 25 percent of Maine bear hunters fill their tag.
[H/T Whiskey Riff]