The eternal struggle. The never-ending battle. The unanswerable question. Who will triumph?
It seems like an impossible question to answer, but I have put some thought into it, and I think I can safely say that I know the answer. In a situation where both contenders are in relatively shallow water, enough for the shark, but not enough to overwhelm the bear, with some sort of rock or island large enough for the bear to stand on, but not enough for the bear to feel safe from the shark, the answer truly is clear.
Below is a simulation of how this encounter might play out....
Can the shark regain his composure? Was entering the water a mistake for the bear? Who will draw blood next????
(Sorry guys, these drawings just take a lot longer to do than people drawings. I'll finish it up tomorrow!)