Because jumping on a black bear with a spear seems like a safe thing to do, right?!
We've highlighted a wide range of morons over the last little while here at Wide Open Spaces, from the guy who thought it'd be cool to wrestle an 11-point buck to the fella who figured he'd get his kicks from dressing up as a T-Rex to play paddy-cake with a full grown alligator.
This month's moron kind of just makes you shake your head. Let's follow it step by step: a guy sets up a bait pile for black bear, 'strategically' positioning himself overhead in a makeshift treestand. In his hands, he holds a long spear. But instead of launching said spear through the air (hopefully this method of hunting is legal where he's at) he decides a better way to make the kill is to simply launch HIMSELF off the sketchy platform. Well, let's just say things didn't go as planned!
Here's the video:
A couple of things come to mind with this video. First off, if he had made contact what did he think might happen?! We're guessing one angry-as-heck black bear within inches of the 'jumper' - most likely looking for a fight. And if he happened to miss, as he did, there's a good chance that bear might still launch an attack as our foolish fella lay prone on the ground. Luckily, it didn't.
We're sure on paper this guy's plan seemed perfect. Then again, execution goes a long way in terms of actual results.
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