The grizzly bear is not your friend

Just watched Grizzly Man, the story of Timothy Treadwell a bear lover who spent 13 years in Alaska living with and filming grizzlys. Unsurprisingly, eventually one of the bears killed him and his girlfriend. The movie (directed by Werner Herzog) is based largely on footage shot by Treadwell in Alaska.

Watching this movie is a highly dissonant experience. On the one hand you watch Treadwell treating bears like big housecats, baby talking to them, calling them his friends, and talking about how as long as he doesn't show fear he'll be OK and think "this guy is nuts". On the other hand, the video he captures is just amazing. If nothing else, watch the fight around 55 minutes in. Check it out.