A Barstool Sports video is making the rounds on the Internet showing a delivery man just barely missing a grizzly bear in the backyard of one of his customers.
Soon after the UPS guy deposits a package on a porch near the woods, he does a double take at something off camera. Then he dodges to the right, just before a grizzly bear running full speed crosses the camera’s line of sight.
The delivery man comes back into the frame after he successfully dodges the bear. He can be heard saying, “Get outta here! Git!”
That was a brave move on the delivery man’s part, because grizzly bears can be dangerous. Last month, a grizzly bear mauled a hunter to death in a national park in Alaska.
The mauling occurred in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in southeast Alaska. It is the size of Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park and Switzerland combined. The hunter had been on a 10-day moose hunt with a friend, ABC News reported.
While grizzly bears are protected by law in the U.S., that does not apply in Alaska.
Adult grizzly bears can grow to as long as 8 feet and weigh as much as 900 pounds. They have bad eyesight. And they have attacked humans without provocation on numerous occasions.
Grizzlies eat berries, plants, small mammals, fish, calves and carrion. However, they have also been known to go after human garbage.
This September, a grizzly bear in Montana flipped over and raided a full-size dumpster. The Missoulian reported that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks authorities captured the male grizzly after repeated raids of trash and other human food sources near Seeley Lake.