The man appears to try and fight back against the giant predator, but the bear overtakes him. The bear and the man wrestle in the ring as other circus members continuously beat the bear with long sticks. Audience members are heard yelling in horror in the background of the video.
The bear pulls the man across the floor of the circus ring, and the tussle continues for several seconds, with the bear violent shaking the man. Eventually, the bear lets go and the man stands up. He does not appear to be badly wounded, as he is able to stand, and once he is freed from the bear he walks over to pick up a stick.