Yikes. A scary encounter between a grizzly bear and a kayaker in Squamish was recently caught on tape.
In a video posted to Instagram three days ago by Corey Boux, a tour guide from Wedge Rafting at Tag Whistler, the grizzly can be seen charging towards the kayaker on the Elaho River as nearby whitewater rafters hit the brakes and nervously watch.
The mood quickly turns from one of excitement to fearful as the grizzly makes its way closer and closer to the kayaker. The kayaker begins to furiously paddle away from the bear when it gets to within five or so meters from him.
In the post, Boux says the grizzly bear “was guarding a dead elk. It stood up looked at the 3 rafts looked at the kayaker and bolted after him. I’ve spent a f*** ton of time around grizzly’s. They are pretty unpredictable, especially if guarding a food source.”
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