Running wild horses is a beautiful landscape. While that was enough to make anyone stop and pay attention, the grizzly that came along later was something else entirely!
Although it was only a short video, the video of the horse being chased by the bear has attracted widespread attention.
The video begins with the lead horse, which is dark brown with a white spot on its forehead, galloping away like thunder. Next comes a whole pack. There are a total of seven horses galloping in the video. The lead horse turned left and most followed. The last horse turned to the right, probably to get around a tree or other obstacle in the way.
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Seconds later, a grizzly bear followed the herd. It lurched past as fast as the horse it was chasing. The average grizzly weighs between 200 and 700 pounds. The Mustang, on the other hand, weighs about 500 pounds. As can be seen from the video, both animals are large and fast.
This video was filmed in Alberta, Canada in May 2022. It was captured by a trail camera that was set up and left to record passing wildlife. In this case, the camera captured some great footage of wildlife.
Grizzlies don’t usually feed on horses. However, they are opportunistic breeders. In the clip, the bear doesn’t appear to be planning to grab the horse for its next meal. Instead, it lumbers along behind them almost like a member of the herd.
The horse doesn’t seem to be tired. They keep a good pace as they run past. The bear was just as fast, constantly following them.
Video ends when all animals pass by. The camera is set to only shoot in one direction and not follow the animals to see where they end up going. It is possible for bears to find food from horses or other sources. They may well end up going their separate ways.
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