Injured Grizzly Bear Charges Yellowstone Park Ranger Who Fires Rubber Bullets To Fend It Off

A person taking a picture of a bear in a car

This is a nightmare.

We’ve all gone on a hike or went into the woods with the fear in the back of your mind of getting charged at or attacked by a massive bear…

And if you haven’t, you’ve probably never been in the woods, or you’re lying.

Needless to say, you can never be too careful, because a bear can be standoff-ish at any moment, and if you see one, it’s best you don’t try to approach it.

Take this grizzly at Yellowstone National Park, for instance.

In the video, you can see a hobbled grizzly limp out of the woods, as a number of cars are stopped and onlooking the massive creature.

You can also see a park ranger standing back and shouting at it.

However, this was enough to set the grizzly off, and it frantically charges at the park ranger, full steam ahead as it hovers its injured front left paw off the ground.

This forces the ranger to pull his rifle, and fire a couple of close rubber bullets at the bear, scaring it off back into the woods.

According to KRTV, the bear became agitated because cars kept moving, ignoring the commands of the park ranger to come to a complete stop as he tries to get the bear safely back into the woods.

Park superintendent Cam Sholly issued a warning to tourists, telling them to always comply with rangers and the rules of the park:

“Visitors need to maintain appropriate distances to wildlife and understand these animals are wild and can kill or injure humans very easily if threatened.

The resource management bear technician in the video did an excellent job of hazing the aggressive bear away from visitors who obviously had no clue what kind of danger they were in. His actions likely saved lives.

Non-lethal bean bags and rubber bullets were used in this situation and are some of the tools we use to haze wildlife away from visitors.”

A job well done.

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