Watch a Grizzly Chase a Herd of Wild Horses in Stunning Footage

Written by Katie Melynn
Updated: July 10, 2022
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Wild horses running is a sight to behold. While that’s enough to make anyone stop and take notice, the grizzly bear that comes later is something else entirely!

While just a short clip, this video of horses being chased by a large bear has gotten plenty of attention.

The video begins with the lead horse, dark brown with a white spot on its forehead, thundering by. An entire pack follows. Seven horses total gallop through the video. The lead horse veers left and most follow. One horse at the end veers right, probably to go around a tree or other obstacle in the way.

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After a few seconds, a grizzly bear follows the herd. It lumbers by, just as fast as the horses it is chasing. Grizzly bears average between 200 and 700 pounds. On the other hand, wild horses are around 500 pounds. Both animals are large and fast, as is evident in the video.

The footage was shot in Alberta, Canada in May 2022. It was captured by a trail camera, which is set up and left to record the wildlife that goes by. In this case, the camera got some great footage of wild animals.

Grizzly bears do not typically go after horses as food. However, they are opportunistic feeders. In this video, the bear does not seem intent on catching the horses for its next meal. Rather, it lumbers after them almost as if it is one of the herd.

The horses do not seem to be tiring. They keep a good pace as they run past. The bear is equally fast and follows them without stopping.

The video ends as all of the animals go by. The camera is set up to shoot in just one direction and does not follow the animals to see where they eventually went. It is possible that the bear found food, either from the horses or another source. It is most likely that they eventually went their separate ways.

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Katie is a freelance writer and teaching artist specializing in home, lifestyle, and family topics. Her work has appeared in At Ease Magazine, PEOPLE, and The Spruce, among others. When she is not writing, Katie is a Teaching Artist with The APEX Arts Magnet Program in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and was awarded an Author Fellowship to Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She also enjoys spending time with her three kids and cat.

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