31 Jul '11, 9pm

People Crowding Wild Bears

People Crowding Wild Bears

In the Grand Tetons National Park, two times visitors in their cars were getting too close to a grizzly bear, so she charged them. The bear did not hurt anyone, but charging from a grizzly bear is definitely not something anyone wants to happen. Visitors viewing grizzly bears (and wolves) are supposed to maintain a minimum distance of one hundred yards. The problem is visitors don’t know the distance rule and even when they do sometimes they break it to get close enough for an exciting experience and to try to take pictures. Being charged by a wild grizzly bear when you have moved too close is actually a fortunate event compared with being attacked. Two hikers in Yellowstone this month surprised a female grizzly bear with cubs when they were walking. The mother bear charged and then attacked, resulting in the death of one hiker . What often triggers a bear attack is being ...

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