Former Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has a close encounter of the bears (not Bears) kind on his scooter
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix knows all about playing defense against the Bears and for the Bears, but lowercase bears is totally new territory.
The former Green Bay Packers safety shared surveillance camera footage on Instagram on Tuesday that shows him having a close encounter of the hair-rising kind with a bear and its cub outside his home in Florida.
The bears are first seen lumbering up what looks like a driveway in the 28-second clip. Enter Clinton-Dix on a scooter unknowingly heading their way. When he spots them behind a car, he makes lightning-quick work of dismounting the scooter and taking off on foot in the opposite direction. The scooter goes flying and the bears scatter.
"A lil high on my flip turn but the drive was there," he wrote on Instagram, with hashtags "#Haha," "#safetyfirst" and "#Imgood."
After throwing the scooter, Clinton-Dix later told ESPN's SportsCenter that he jumped on the hood of a car not visible in the video until he could figure out how to get to safety. "I don't even think I had time to even think. I just reacted first."
He said it's fairly common to see bears in the development where he lives in Florida. "I guess they found my home and scared the life out of me," he told ESPN.
Clinton-Dix, who played with the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears after the Packers traded him in 2018, is currently with the Dallas Cowboys.
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