Video: Bear Cub Attacks Elk Calf, Mom Saves the Day
OutdoorHub Reporters 05.23.17
We’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times, never mess with a mother’s love.
Hunting is pretty much, as most of you know it, a never ending lesson of trial and error. There are things you can do, and things you should never do in the woods, except you’ll never know these things unless you make the mistakes for yourself and say, “well, I’m never doing that again.”
Turns out, that lesson is true for all hunters of ALL species. For example, the bear cub in this video is about to get a hunting lesson it won’t soon forget. . .
The video starts with the bear cub stumbling upon a very young elk calf hidden under a fallen tree. The cub thinks ‘heck yeah, this will be perfect for my first hunt,’ but it’s never that easy, is it?
The calf calls out for help from it’s mother, and mom is on her way.
When mom arrives on scene, the cub should have just retreated up the tree like it originally does, but the temptation for a fresh kill is too great. The cub slides back down the tree for another go at the young calf, forcing the cow to jump into action. She comes in with hooves ablaze and gives the small cub its first hunting lesson: If mom is around, be prepared for a fight.
Here is the dramatic footage: