Peeing Swedish camper knocked down on camera by charging bear

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 14:05 EDT
google plus icon
Mr and Mrs Ole Akesson via screen cap
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

When 61-year-old Ole Akesson stepped outside to relieve himself in a stream on the Angraan nature reserve in Sweden, he was startled to find a baby elk looking back at him from the other side of the water. He decided that he wanted a picture.

“I called to my wife to get out the iPad to film the elk, when all of a sudden she screamed that there was a bear behind me,” Akesson told UPI,”I turned around and there was a huge bear right beside me — maybe half a meter away, I could have reached out and touched it — but I didn’t even have time to think.”

The bear, apparently in pursuit of the elk, barreled past and knocked him to the ground while his wife continued to film. Akesson is fine, no worse for wear. The baby elk’s current condition, however, is unknown.

Watch the video, embedded via UPI, below:

(image via UPI screen capture)

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.