Yellowstone Park Rangers launch probe to find woman accused by grizzly bear after filming it on her cellphone
- Footage shows the woman approaching the female bear and her two cubs
- Bear suddenly turns around and starts running towards her, holding up the cell
- Rangers are now hunting women for breaking the rule to stay 100 yards away
Yellowstone Park rangers issued a call on Sunday to find a woman accused by a grizzly bear after approaching the animal while filming it on her cellphone.
In images shared online, the female is seen near the Roaring Mountain parking lot near the Roaring Mountain parking lot on May 10, before the animal rushes her.
The woman says ‘Oh my God, oh my God’ as she walks away, while a companion tells her ‘I got that on video’ and she replies, ‘Me too’.
She has broken a park rule that prohibits visitors from getting 100 yards from the bears, which have killed several hikers.
In images shared online, around 4:45 PM on May 10, the female is seen near the Roaring Mountain parking lot approaching the female bear and her two cubs, before the animal chases her.
Darcie Addington, a visitor who filmed the incident from her car, related USA Today the woman was warned not to come near the animal and called the event “terrifying.”
Rangers described the woman as white, in her mid-30s, brown hair and black clothing.
A bear attacked and injured a hiker in Yellowstone Friday morning, marking the first incident of a bear injuring a person in the park this year, officials said.
A bear fatally attacked a man just outside the park in April.
The 39-year-old man who was injured on Friday was walking alone on a trail near Mammoth Hot Springs when he came across two grizzly bears. A bear attacked the walker and injured him.
The man sustained significant injuries to his lower limbs but was able to walk out on his own. He was transported to Livingston Hospital by park ambulance, Yellowstone officials said in a statement.
The woman violated a park rule that prohibits visitors from getting 100 meters from the bears, which have killed countless walkers
She says ‘Oh my God, oh my God’ as she walks away, while a companion tells her ‘I got that on video’ and she replies, ‘Me too’
The Beaver Ponds Trail, where the hiker was injured, was closed until further notice. Park officials reported that staff searched the area to make sure no other walkers were left on the path.
Park officials in their statement urged visitors to stay 100 yards (90 meters) from bears at all times, bring bear spray, stay alert, make noise when they encounter bears, and walk in groups of three or more. more people.
The last bear-related injury in Yellowstone occurred in June 2020, when a grizzly bear knocked a woman to the ground and scratched her thigh.
The man who died after being attacked just outside the park was a guide fishing alone. He was attacked by a grizzly bear on April 15 and died two days later.
A National Parks spokesperson said: “ If you were near Roaring Mountain at 4:45 PM on May 10, 2021, or if you have any information that could help, please contact NPS Investigative Services Branch by texting to 888-653-0009 or email nps_isb @ nps. gov. ‘
A bear attacked and injured a hiker in Yellowstone on Friday morning, marking the first incident of a bear injuring a person in the park this year, officials said, releasing this image that apparently showed the animal.