HAHA< that's some decent footage of just how fast they can climb a tree and STAY up in a tree, there like over sized squirrels, and it has always amazed me how some of them small branches will support them, seen them hang upside down off branches maybe 2 inch in Dia. and them walk out on them like on a tight rope, get 6-7 ft out from tree trunk,
that video however, IMO< show's what I call Hormone off balance issue's with females with cubs, they can go from zero to a 100 real fast, even when there isn;t any real need to do so!
She was rubbing her back on the tree scent marking the tree's as HER area!
and that bear up the tree, could have been a female, just as easy as a male, , as female's with cubs can go off on either, even other females with cubs,
one minute they can be fine and next all in a rage!
I says its due to hormones from giving birth and such!, but??
however what ever sex it was, it wasn't that big a bear, and she knew it,
Also, as I said, MOST all charges are BLUFF charges, they will come on strong and fast, but will stop a few feet away(IF YOU got the balls to stand your ground)
as even she knew fighting up a tree is NOT a safe thing to do, pissed off or not!, that other bear has the same weapons she has!
its all about making a showing, than actually fighting!
too bad they didn;t film the cubs, as I bet it was WAY up a tree almost at the very tippy top some where up the hill, waiting for mom to call it down!
they will climb to the top of a tree, NO fear of falling, or getting ejected, as many times I have seen females with cubs send cubs up a tree, them go up same tree when another bear shows up, and then while up the tree will start shaking the tree and making a fuss, clicking teeth and snorting at other bear trying to scare it away, whole time almost ejecting there own cubs, by violently shaking the tree, poor little bears have death grips on twigs at times LOL
Had a bear here other night chasing a skunk about the yard!, was waiting for a blast to go off, but I think skunk was just running for d ear life, NO time to spray! LOL
even got a slight pic of things at the start!
this is when she decided to take off after it
for what ever reason, I was looking outside and seen the skunk running right at her, then when she turned and started to chase it, it did a 180 and took off for dear life! , she's a pretty big female, and had 2 cubs with her!
skunks are either dumb or fearless maybe? but this one, got away, came back a while later!