That’s never what you want to see when you look back on a hike.
Grizzly bears are one of the largest and most notorious predators in North America. Males can weigh between 300 and 700 pounds.
All bears are omnivores with an adaptable diet. They prefer plant matter like berries, roots, grasses, and nuts, which make up a significant portion of their diet, especially during the summer months. However, they are also opportunistic hunters and may prey on mammals, fish, and dead animals. In the spring especially, they like to feed on deer, moose, elk and sometimes even bison.
Grizzly bears usually don’t bother people and will leave if they spot you. But, they are known to be territorial, especially if there is a food source nearby or it’s a female bear protecting her cubs. Due to their massive size, claws and hard bite, they are not an animal you want coming after you.
Glacier National Park is home to healthy population of 300 to 350 grizzly bears, making the park a good place to potentially see one.
These folks were hiking in Glacier National Park when they noticed a big ol’ grizzly bear hot on their tail behind them. The group made lots of noise but the bear continued to approach, in a seemingly very curious fashion.
Curious is better than angry, but not an ideal situation nevertheless.
One of the men decides to stand his ground and makes himself large while he screams, this scares the bear enough that he runs off.
The heart would be pumping a little harder after that, but then again, isn’t that what you’re in a the park for?
Sounds like a successful trip to me.