Welp, that’s just asking for it.
Every day nearly a million people flock to the various national parks across the country, and every day there are bound to be a bunch of jerks in the group.
Part of the thrill of going to a national park is encountering nature in a way you’ve never experienced before. Grizzly bears, bison, elk, wolves, deer… you can see a variety of species in parks like Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain National Park, but the number one thing to keep in mind is safety.
Most parks recommend that you stay at least 100 yards away from grizzly bears…. Yes, a hundred meters, the size of a soccer field. Why? Because if a bear decides to accuse you, it will quickly be on your tail.
These are wild animals and we all need to treat them as such.
Grizzly bears are certified killers. They will shred, bite and throw you around. When they reach you, it will be slow and painful. The thing is… they don’t go straight for the hunt, they’re going to beat you right up.
Grizzlies are generally not very aggressive towards humans unless provoked, whether to protect their young or their food.
The only thing they hate, like many carnivores, is when there is something else around their food. If you ever come across a half-eaten and buried rotting animal, get out of there as soon as you can. It means a bear is around and you best believe that if he catches you near his food, he will do the same to you.
Those tourists clearly didn’t get the memo at Grand Teton National Park, when a group pulled over to the side of the road to get out and watch a grizzly feeding just yards away. When the grizzly runs into a moose in the ditch, a crowd gathers around him.
A mother actually gets her kids to get closer…
Really, as much as I would love for these people to learn a hard lesson about wildlife and bear safety, I still wouldn’t want video of grizzly abuse to surface. It’s just not cool.
Don’t be like these people.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/08/16/tourists-get-dangerously-close-to-grizzly-bear-feeding-on-elk-in-grand-teton-national-park/ Tourists Get Dangerously Close To Grizzly Bear Feeding On Elk In Grand Teton National Park