Warning Graphic: Bear Catches Piglet Live on Trail Cam

If Pooh and Piglet met in real life the encounter would be something like this. In the real world animals are not friendly to each other especially when one eats meat to survive.

This video was taken by Tejon Ranch Conservancy biologist Ben Teton (@ben_teton), as part of a long-term study of invasive wild pigs and their impacts on the native ecology of Tejon Ranch.

It is extremely rare to capture a predation event of any kind within the small frame of a trap camera, and an event as dramatic and illuminating as this is almost unheard of. This video not only reveals the speed, power and ferocity of a hungry black bear but also the tenacity and social fidelity of the sounder group, particularly the sow, as she risks her life to literally wrench her offspring from the jaws of death. Nature is brutal and unforgiving and every day can be a fight to survive.