This black bear is very curious about what is hiding in the bushes.
Those bushes conceal this hunter, but this bear gets real up close and personal.
With only feet between them, these two alpha hunters stare each other down.
Bill Troubridge of Excalibur Crossbows got a close encounter of the black fur, heavily-clawed and toothed kind.
While hunting in Alberta, Canada, this curious black bear was only three feet from the end of Bill's loaded crossbow. Somehow he held his fire.
Talk about nerves made of steel. Bill Troubridge definitely has them. That was one close encounter. We are glad to report this and not a black bear attack.