Watch black bears chase tourists at Yellowstone National Park

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK  — Sightseers in Yellowstone National Park got an up-close look at a family of black bears — probably a little too close for comfort.

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks posted this video on Facebook.

The black bear and her cubs found themselves in the middle of a bridge among a large group of onlookers.

The people didn’t seem too terrified, just in a hurry to get out of there.

Fortunately the bears didn’t get aggressive; they seemed more confused than anything else.

According to park regulations, if you see a bear you’re supposed to stay 100 yards away.

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5 comments

  • David

    WGN TV You are Idiots. The Bears weren’t chasing anyone. Those cubs were TERRIFIED. The Mother Bear wanted to protect them but knew it was hugely out numbered. It wanted to get away but it was cornered on the Bridge. STUPID HUMANS.

  • Lisa Porter

    But what happened at the end? The third cub went in the opposite direction. Did the mother get the other cub?

    • Scott Wallace

      Yes the mother managed to get the third cub. What the video doesn’t show is right before the family was basically surrounded by tourists and the bridge. The bears were there first and then tourists stopped and ran towards them pinning them in on a bridge. There were walls of tourists on both sides. Briefly there were people who got in between the mother and one of the cubs. Luckily it wasn’t grizzlies.

  • Realist

    Wow , make sure to watch/read James Patterson’s zoo this summer……..oddly relevant
    what did you expect at a largely wild life populated are this time of year………really people the animals ARE smarter