Apparently there are people who would rather kayak up to a bear than frantically run away from one.
Matthew Garrity was at beautiful Hemlock Lake in Upstate New York on Saturday when a black bear made an appearance in the water. Garrity apparently has superhuman levels of bravery, because he hopped in his kayak to investigate.
The video shows the edge of Garrity’s kayak, proving that he was only a few feet from the calm animal.
“The bear definitely noticed me,” Garrity wrote to Mashable. “At one point, not captured on video (because I was paddling at the time rather than holding my phone) he did turn his head and look directly at me for a split second, but he never stopped swimming towards the shore.” Read more…