Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side. Why did the bear swim across the river? Because it wanted to.

It was a chance encounter for this float trip. While mid-stream, they came across a bear swimming across the Snake River. You can hear the videographer say, “We’ve got a bear in the water. Should we get out?”

Nope. Just stay out of its way. Who knows why exactly the bear decided to cross the river. Maybe it had something to do with food or shelter. Maybe it was chasing a mate to keep the bear population plentiful. The one thing we know for sure is that Wyoming is wild. There are few places in the US where you could have such an encounter. There is part of me which would love to see a bear up close and personal. Then there is the other part of me that is quite happy to just watch this video.