Bear fight on suburban US street (video)

Bear fight on suburban US street (video)

Snarling & threatening each other, one of the bears takes the first punch & the fight begins, rolling down the hill to the street, knocking over mailbox & garbage can but avoiding cars.

The bear fight begins next to a suburban house and quickly turns into a wrestling match on the street. (Source: YouTube)

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Bear fight on suburban US street

11/01/2014 

For more than six minutes two bears engaged in a slow-moving long drawn-out fight, growling at each other, making threatening gestures and from time to time wrestling and hitting each other with their paws.

The fight broke out next to a house, then quickly moved down the hill to the suburban street outside.

The two bears clawed, pushed and charged each, one of the bears occasionally gained the upper hand for a while but the other bear eventually broke free and the fight resumed.

The bears moved to the side of the street as a car passed.

They finally slammed into the neighbour's mailbox, knocked over their plastic garbage can and then one bear lied pinned under the other bear as another car passed and stopped to watch them fight. 
 
A bear expert claims such fights are quite common and arise over girl bears during mating season

The heroic cameraman who shot the original video put the video online in August and it quickly went viral, but the original video was quite jerky but someone stabilised it and put it back online and since then almost 900,000 netizens have viewed the video on YouTube.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/01/bear-street-fight-new-jersey_n_6086208.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird%20News

http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2014/10/watch_epic_bear_fight_captured_on_nj_street.html

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Vocabulary

  • break out: (of something bad) to start - เริ่มต้นทันที
  • charge: moving very fast towards someone or something and attacking them - การโจมตี, การจู่โจม
  • claim (noun): saying that something is true although it has not been proved and other people may not believe it - ข้ออ้าง ข้อกล่าวหา
  • claws: the sharp curved end of a front leg of some  animal’s toes - อุ้งมือ อุ้งเท้า
  • common: ordinary; not unusual or special - ที่เกิดขึ้นทุกวัน, ธรรมดา
  • drawn-out: lasting for a long time - ที่ยืดเยื้อ
  • engage in: to take part in a particular activity - มีส่วนร่วมใน
  • engaged in: to take part in a particular activity - เกี่ยวข้อง มีส่วนร่วม
  • eventually: at the end of a period of time or at the end of a process - ในที่สุด
  • expert: someone who has a particular skill or who knows a lot about a particular subject - ผู้เชี่ยวชาญ
  • gain the upper hand: to get an advantage - มีความได้เปรียบ
  • gesture (verb): to move your hands, head, face, etc. as a way of expressing what you mean or want - แสดงท่าทาง
  • growl: make a low deep sound like an animal - ขู่คำราม, คำราม, เสียงคำราม
  • heroic: showing great determination to succeed or to achieve something, especially something difficult - อย่างกล้าหาญ
  • jerky: to move with sudden large movements, to move about without order, randomly -
  • knock (verb): to hit something (example: knock on the door) - เคาะ, กระทุ้ง, กระแทก, กระตุก, ชน, โขก, เขก
  • located: where something is - ตั้งอยู่
  • mate: an animal's sexual partner - ผสมพันธุ์ (สัตว์)
  • mate: to have sex in order to produce young - ผสมพันธุ์
  • neighbour: someone who lives near you, - เพื่อนบ้าน
  • netizen: a person who uses the Internet a lot - พลเมืองเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์
  • occasionally: sometimes, but not frequently or regularly - บางครั้งบางคราว
  • online: controlled by or connected to a computer or to the Internet - ออนไลน์, การเชื่อมต่อผ่านระบบเครือข่ายทางคอมพิวเตอร์
  • original: the first of something - เดิม, แบบฉบับ
  • paw: the feet of animals such as bears, dogs and cats -
  • pinned under: to be stuck under something and cannot move or leave -
  • resume: to begin again after stopping for a period of time - ดำเนินต่อไปใหม่, กลับมาอีกครั้ง
  • season (noun): a period of time during the year - ฤดูกาล, ช่วงเวลา, ระยะเวลา
  • slam: to hit with great force - ชนเข้าอย่างแรง
  • slammed into: hit with great force - ชนเข้าอย่างแรง
  • stabilise: to reach a state where there are no longer any major changes or problems - ทำให้มีเสถียรภาพ
  • suburban: of an area or town near a large city but away from its centre - ชานเมือง
  • threatening: dangerous; likely to cause harm or violence - อันตราย, เป็นภัย
  • viral: (of a video, photo, story, etc.) spread across the internet very quickly (like a virus spreading a disease) as people share it with their friends or the news media reports on it - แพร่กระจายผ่านทางอินเทอร์เน็ตอย่างรวดเร็ว
  • wrestling: a sport in which two people fight by holding each other in special positions and throwing each other - กีฬามวยปล้ำ
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