There is a lot of preparation that goes on before heading out for trail riding – how to react to getting blindsided by a bear and flying off your bike probably isn’t one of them. Davis Souza found out exactly how that scenario plays out when he runs into a bear as it runs across the trail in front of him.

WARNING: Video contains NSFW language

“This bear came out of nowhere and was gone before I could ask if it was alright or anything!” Souza posted to his Instagram.

Lucky for Souza, the bear is nowhere to be seen when he recovers from the fall and appears to be a cub with no mother in sight. The only damage that appears to have been done may be to Davis’s ego and potentially his bike. If only all encounters with bears could be so relatively harmless.

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