Surprisingly Fast Humans Startle Bewildered Bear

If I woke up to find dozens of skiers in my driveway, I’d be more than a little confused.

That’s how I imagine this black bear was feeling when it sprinted across the busy slopes of Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Ski Resort in California. While bears might scare the pants off most of us bipeds, it’s clear that this fellow was just minding his own business upon encountering a strange pack of humans speeding down the powder.

“I was just waking up, looking for a spot to poop, and — bam! — the people came out of nowhere!” Or at least that’s what I imagine this befuddled bear was thinking as he raced to escape the skiers around him. Kudos to TikTok user @Tao7570 for capturing this moment of ursine antics.

This story originally appeared on GearJunkie.

Andrew McLemore

An award-winning journalist and photographer, Andrew McLemore brings more than 14 years of experience to his position as Associate News Editor for Lola Digital Media. Andrew is also a musician, climber and traveler who currently lives in Medellin, Colombia. When he’s not writing, playing gigs or exploring the outdoors, he’s hanging out with his dog Campana.