Freakin’ bears, man. I had something like this happen in Colorado once. Bear ran into the road and I was able to land on the brakes fast enough before hitting it. There’s no doubt it would have ruined my day if I missed that split-second gut-check. Scared the shit out of me.
I can’t believe this bear was able to get up and keep on running after bouncing off the bumper like that. That has to be a hell of a wound to lick.