Oh, if only it were that simple. Polar Bear versus Great White, to the death. Here is the setup:
Adult male polar bear, 5 years old, 1350 pounds. Healthy and hungry.
Adult great white shark, 4000 pounds, healthy and hungry.
A SeaWorld-style dolphin pool, with a flat bottom and a 3 foot elevated platform all the way around the perimeter. The platform is 6 inches below the waters surface. Here is the kicker- the water is 3.5 feet deep throughout the pool.
The 4000 pound shark has enough room laterally to turn around and to swim around the perimeter. When standing upright, the water level is at mid-thigh on the bear.
The water temp is 55F. The air temp is 30F.
Can the bear use the platform to his advantage? Can the shark maneuver its bulk in only 3.5 feet of water? Can the bear find ways to offset the sharks much greater mass?
I guess we will see, won't we? Don't think too much, or maybe you should? Hmmmmm.......
Have a good weekend,