Yellowstone National Park is known for its multitude of bears. Big bears, little bears, mama bears, and baby bears all live in the park’s limits and usually mind their own business. It’s not too often when a visitor runs into one. However, when they do, it’s best to give them a wide berth.
Unfortunately, this is exactly what this group of tourists forgot to do, and they were met with some truly hilarious results.
I know what you’re thinking: why aren’t they running?!
“These tourists were absolutely in danger,” said Bob Gibson, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Communication and Education Program Manager. “Black bears are usually shy of people. But you put them with their cubs and they get really protective. You never want to be between a bear and its cub.”
Luckily, these cubs were 16 months old, meaning the mother was less defensive with strangers. Still, the moral of the story? Stay far, far away from bears.