An expression of gratitude should never be followed by a threat of pepper spray.
YouTube user Mary Maley learned this lesson the hard way after she encountered a black bear during a recent kayaking trip in Alaska.
“Thank you for leaving my kayak alone!” Maley tells the bear in the video.
As the bear saunters toward her, Maley quickly decides to abandon such pleasantries and hauls out the pepper spray, telling the animal, “I’m going to pepper-spray you in the face. That’s what I’m going to do with you.”
After she does just that, the bear turns around and begins to destroy Maley’s kayak, while Maley engages in an increasingly hysterical rant.
“Bear! Bear! Why are you breaking my kayak? Why are you doing that?!” she screamed, her voice rising.
She also points out that it’s the end of September and the bear should be asleep. To no one’s surprise, the bear seems unimpressed with her hibernation facts and continues playing with her boat.