Terrifying moment when a grizzly bear looking for his mate storms a Yellowstone Park ranger who fires projectiles and scares him off – bringing back more memories that people should NOT harass bears
- A passenger captured the moment a Yellowstone National Park ranger shot at a grizzly bear as it attacked it
- The incident occurred Friday afternoon just south of Roaring Mountain and north of the Norris Geyser Basin
- Footage shows park ranger directing traffic before being surprised by the sudden appearance of a grizzly bear
- The ranger acted quickly, took cover behind his truck and started firing at the bear, which ran back into the woods.
- The incident happened the same day a 39-year-old man was seriously injured by a grizzly bear while hiking alone on a trail near Mammoth Hot Springs.
A passenger captured the moment a Yellowstone National Park ranger shot at a grizzly bear as it charged toward him and down a road full of cars, the latest of several close encounters with a grizzly bear in Wyoming Park this month.
Footage from the Friday afternoon incident, just south of Roaring Mountain and north of the Norris Geyser Basin, was uploaded to YouTube on Monday by user Jaydog R.
A park ranger directs traffic in Wyoming before being surprised by a grizzly bear.
A Yellowstone Park ranger (pictured) acted quickly after a grizzly bear charged at him Friday vrijdag
The ranger shot blanks at the grizzly bear who immediately ran back to the trees
The bear suddenly rushes at the ranger who was standing by the side of the road.
He takes cover behind his truck and then starts firing at the bear, who are believed to be blanks. As soon as the grizzly hears the loud shots, it turns and runs into the woods.
The ranger kept firing into the air even after the bear was gone.
Photographer Deby Dixon said: USAToday.com she got information from a Yellowstone bear manager and posted the video of the incident on her Facebook page.
“That’s why visitors should keep their distance from the bears,” she says wrote. “This man meant it!”
Yellowstone National Park regulations require visitors to keep a minimum of 100 feet away from bears at all times and never feed or approach a bear to take a photo
Dixon said she was told park visitors are exacerbating the situation by getting too close to the bears, which feed in the meadows throughout the national park. Occasionally they cross the busy roads.
Park regulations state that visitors should keep a minimum Always 100 meters away from bears and never feed or approach them to take a photo.
Dixon posted on Facebook that the imaged grizzly bear was chasing a female bear.
“This boar (male bear) followed a girl in Yellowstone all day, and was reported to have charged about six cars throughout the day as people blocked the bear’s path,” she wrote. ‘Apparently the sow (female bear) would cross the road and people would stop their cars in front of the boar to take pictures, preventing him from reuniting with his girlfriend.”
“As you can see, getting between a grizzly and what he wants can be bad news,” she added. “Even after this boar attacked the ranger, several visitors and photographers lined the road to watch the sow leave, though they didn’t know where the boar had gone.”
The incident happened the same day a 39-year-old man was seriously injured by a grizzly bear while hiking alone on a trail near Mammoth Hot Springs.
The hiker encountered two grizzly bears and one attacked him, with serious injuries to his lower limbs, USAtoday.com reported.
The man was able to escape on his own and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
Earlier this month, Yellow Stone National Park launched an investigation into a woman captured on footage getting too close to a sow and her two cubs to comfort near the Roaring Mountain parking lot.
The mother bear chases the woman away, who says, ‘Oh my god, oh my god,’ before she nervously walks away, News18.com reported.