It’s easy for all of us to say what we’d do if we were ever in a situation where a bear was charging at us, but I couldn’t imagine actually being in this position.
With that being said, this a textbook example of what to do if a bear begins running towards you.
This one more than likely went down at either Katmai or Lake Clark National Park in southwest Alaska. In the video, you can see a tour guide alongside a number of tourists observing a couple of brown bears.
The bear at the beginning of the video doesn’t seem to mind the tourists’ presence.
However, things take a turn for the worse when the second bear begins to charge the group at full speed.
But, luckily enough, the tour guide knew exactly what to do, and ran towards the bear and screamed at it. The creature then proceeded to run off.
The caption for the video explains exactly what to do:
“Never run from a charging bear, even though your instinct is to run. This is a bluff charge. They are just trying to get you to run. They have a natural chase instinct.
Do don’t get close to bears in the wild. Make sure you have an experienced guide with you! We do not get closer than 50 yards. These bears came to us.
We have been Bear guiding for over 10 years. This happened a few days ago and it’s not the first time. We are trained exactly for this situation. We are a professional bear guide operation. Although we will try to avoid this at all costs.
In this area the bears have been visited by humans for over 30 years. It’s apart of there daily lives in the summer to see us everyday of their 20-25 year life. These bears are not feed or hunted by humans. No harm is being done to these bears and we want to keep it that way.
We take photos of the bears and leave no trace. We want the bears to stay protected. There has never been an attack in this area in the 30 years people have visited. We follow a strict set of rules while guiding and bring protection.”