Do you ever find yourself wondering what might happen if you’re jamming out to music and a black bear shows up? Well, here’s a story for you.
A North Carolina part-time disc jockey, who was playing music for a livestream dance party, had a “dancing bear” who wasn’t dancing show up at his front door.
It’s an amazing scene to have the camera focused on Jody Flemming, who also is a Realtor and father of two children.
On camera, Flemming is simply doing his DJ magic when in the background a rather large figure comes to the screen door.
Black Bear Makes Presence Known But DJ Is Oblivious
The black bear can be seen rising up on its hind legs, looking for a way to get into the home. Meanwhile, Flemming is totally oblivious to what’s going on behind him.
“I just started playing and kind of got into the first track and I kept hearing this sound. I didn’t really know what it was,” Flemming said.
“It was my neighbor in the street blowing their horn,” Flemming said. “That kind of alerted me that something was going on. And so I turned around — in the video it was really more backlit than it looks — and I just saw this figure.
“I thought it was maybe my neighbor coming to tell me my music was too loud,” he said. “I got kind of halfway over and said, ‘Oh, there’s a bear there.’”
Let’s take a look at how the whole scene went down on a sunny day in Asheville, N.C.
It would seem to those watching Flemming interact with the black bear that he would freak out a lot more. Imagine having this happen to someone who hadn’t had a previous bear experience.
Say what? Yes, Flemming has encountered bears before. He regularly did as a ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Bear sightings in his neighborhood, too, have happened as well.
Black Bear Video Brings Lot Of Attention To Realtor DJ
The video of “DJ and the Bear,” if you will, has been a popular one on YouTube. It’s been seen 49,000 times as of Feb. 1. Flemming chose to wait and post the video to his Facebook page after the November general elections.
Attention has come from all over the world. Flemming has done interviews with the Daily Mail in London, England, as well as with U.S. television show “Inside Edition.”
But Flemming has a soft spot in his heart for these animals. He said that if he makes any money off of the video, then he’s going to donate 20 percent of the proceeds to the WNC Nature Center. The center is located in Asheville. The funds would go toward helping the center with its natural environment habitats for native WNC animals.
Due to his experience, Flemming has a few words for the wise who might encounter bears.
“Move in a deliberate manner, be calm, don’t run or do anything they can interpret as being an aggressive move and just close the door,” he said.