Regarding that video some say its 'poor killing' on behalve of the bear which I don't quite agree. While felines are able to deliver a quicker killing bite, they too have to attack the chest area rather than the thick neck which is difficult to bite through. While it lacks the more hooked claws of the felines, its impressive enough to see the brown bear still being to control the boar with its forearms.
Post by brotherbear on Nov 26, 2011 0:53:32 GMT -9
When a tiger ambushes a wild boar, it looks like a terrible fight. Even without retractible claws, the brown bear seems to be completely in control and almost lazily handling the seemingly helpless wild boar. I would love to watch such as this without the human equation.
RE: the video, it appears to be a young bear who is obviously spooked by the presence of people plus automobile. I do not understand what all the rambling is about. Bears are not designed to be effective predators yet from the literature/data we know they have enjoyed some impressive predation results: moose, elk, deer, musk ox, beluga whale, walrus, bison, boar, caribou, seal, rodents, and yes in rare circumstances, even tigers are on the menu.