Man texting on phone is shocked to find black bear right in front of him

Straits Times Animal Antics

If you're among the legions of people who walk with their eyes glued to their smartphones, this video could snap you out of the habit.

Busy texting on his phone, a man almost walks right into the most shocking of sights - a large black bear.

In a video that looks like it's been taken from a news channel, complete with newscaster commentary, the man suddenly realises the bear is, ahem, bearing down on him and jerks backward as if pulled from behind by an imaginary rope.

He then turns and sprints off to safety. Check the video out here.