A half-naked 61-year-old Swedish man who was relieving himself outdoors got quite a start when a rampaging bear chasing an elk knocked him down–all as his wife recorded the unlikely chain of events with an iPad, narrated with what we assume is colorful, creative cursing in Swedish.
Last Sunday, Ola Åkesson left his normally tranquil summer cabin in the Ängraån nature reserve in northeastern Sweden to take what he referred to as his “nighttime piss”.
Looking up as he heeded nature’s call, Åkesson saw a baby elk on the other side of the stream.
“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,” Åkesson told The Local.
“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.”
As the bear came charging onto the scene, Åkesson fell to the ground, all the while with his wife screaming in the background while filming the commotion.
VIDEO (in Swedish)