*Probably Drunk* Black Bear Surprises Golfers, Tries To Steal Golf Flag, Then Goes For The Golf Clubs
I’ve never been face to face with a wild black bear like this. I’ve seen them a handful of times in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York but it’s always been from afar. These golfers might’ve dookied in their pantaloons when the bear showed up but they should feel grateful for having the encounter.
It all went down at Moose Run Creek Golf Course which is located on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. The wild black bear showed up out of nowhere, tried to steal the golf flag from the hole these bros were playing on. Afterward, the animal went full Yogi Bear mode and caught the scent of a sandwich inside of the golfer’s bag. That’s when the large black bear went for the golf bag. It was also around this time that the golfers began to become pretty concerned with what was unfolding in front of them.
Black bears aren’t nearly as large as their grizzly bear brethren, but they are still pretty f’n large. Running into a fully grown black bear in the wild, a HUNGRY bear no less, that can be a pretty jarring experience. These bros did what they’ve been told to do when a big ass black bear shows up: try and make yourself as big as possible and make a lot of noise. The bear eventually got the point and hauled ass out of there.
According to Grind TV, the golf course is located on the U.S. Army and Air Force bases of Elmendorf and Fort Richardson. Those bases are surrounded by unbridled wilderness, which in Alaska means 100% bear country.
Black bears don’t go out of their way to attack humans but it’s not unheard of for them to become confrontational. Just a few days ago we saw this footage of a black bear attacking a bow hunter. The bear came at the hunter and knocked him to the ground in a full out sprint before taking off. And the hunter captured the entire ordeal using a GoPro on his head.