Outdoor Life Online Editor

You’ve heard the saying, “up a creek without a paddle.” Well, how about, “up a tree without any pepper spray.” That was the situation for one Idaho man who was chased up a tree by an angry black bear.

The man had been shed hunting in the Bridger-Teton National Forest before noticing a black bear watching him. The bear then started after him in a slow pursuit, sending the shed hunter up a tree.

After circling for a few minutes, the bear left. When the man thought all was clear, he began to climb down, only to see the bear return and try to climb the tree itself. Eventually the man was able to call for help from his cell phone, but no before spending four hours sitting on a branch.