After video surfaced displaying a lady strolling towards a grizzly bear at Yellowstone Nationwide Park who then charged her, the Nationwide Park Service launched an investigation.
The lady appeared to ignore the park rule to remain at the very least 100 toes from bears always.
In footage captured by vacationer Darcie Addington, who filmed the scene from her automobile on Could 10, the girl walked as much as the bear with the intention of taking a photograph regardless of some warning her that she was too shut. The grizzly then charged at her, and she or he calmly walked away after the incident.
“It was terrifying,” Addington advised USA TODAY.
Park rangers are nonetheless searching for the girl, who’s described as white, in her mid-30’s, brown hair, and carrying black clothes through the time of the incident.
The park stories there’s a median of 1 bear assault at Yellowstone annually. Essentially the most grotesque assaults on the park occurred in 2011 and 2015, the place three folks have been killed by bears.
To keep away from these assaults, the park has set some pointers for vacationers when visiting, which embody by no means feeding the bears, sustaining a distance of 100 yards from a bear or wolf and driving away if a bear approaches a car.
The park additionally recommends utilizing a recognizing scope to see animals from afar.