Does A Bear Flit In The Woods?

Ah, Slovakia. Ancestral home to my maternal grandparents. It is the pearl of eastern Europe, where the men are men and the bears are hungry.

Video shared by Dusan Vinzik shows helmet camera footage of himself riding behind a friend on a trail in Malino Brdo when a bear emerged from nearby woods and charged at the cyclist in front.

The bear pursued Vinzik’s friend for a few feet before turning off the trail and back toward the wooded area.

I’m assuming the bear mistook the cyclists for Russians or Germans, and was defending the Motherland from the invading hordes. The pants-wetting video can be viewed at the link.