During the past 3 decades, I’ve seen my share of interesting woodland creatures while turkey hunting. Once in South Texas, I watched a bobcat wait – belly on the ground – for 30 minutes along a two-track while a half-dozen wild turkeys slowly fed its way. And when one of the jakes was only 10 feet away, the bobcat sprang into action. Depending on who you were rooting for (I was cheering for the bobcat), you’ll be either happy or sad to learn the turkey flew away after losing only a few feathers.
The life of a predator isn’t an easy one, and as you’ll see in this recent video clip from Pennsylvania, at times predators are the aggressors, and at times they, too, feel like prey.
It’s unclear as to what makes this black bear turn tail and run (human/boot odor on the ground perhaps?), but whatever the case, the turkey hunter/cameraman was rewarded with a close encounter of the black-blur kind.
Image from Colton White on YouTube