Just record everything.
I feel like this is a pretty common unwritten rule when it comes to encounters with bears… or pretty much any wild animal.
Don’t feed them.
Of course, people are stupid, or ignorant, or overly curious, or all of these and still move on.
Here’s another example: Video footage shows a mother bear and a couple of her cubs crossing a busy road in Northern California.
As the mother and boys cross the street, the driver of one of the stopped cars decides to throw a french fry out the window at the group.
Sure enough, the mom likes to oblige, and that’s where they could easily have screwed up.
It’s like feeding a stray cat. Once you do, they won’t stop coming back, and this is a similar situation here.
The mother, who looks like she doesn’t hunt much anymore, and the cubs approach the car, and the driver quickly rolls all the windows back up. Throughout the video you can see the cubs running under the car, the mother sniffing around and one of the cubs even trying to bite his own reflection on the car.
Needless to say, what could have been a dangerous situation with a pissed off mother bear turned out to be pretty cute.
At the end of the video, the cubs frolic back across the road and start chasing each other up a tree while the mother bear stays for another close car encounter…
She stands on her hind legs and stares at the driver straight through the window.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/07/14/mama-bear-and-her-cubs-swarm-a-car-for-food-in-northern-california/ Mama Bear And Her Cubs Swarm A Car For Food In Northern California