Sunday, 22 April 2012

What Would You do if a Bear Charged You?

A group of tourists in Alaska had to find an answer to that question rather urgently when a hungry grizzly ran at their camp.

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A group of a sightseers in Katmai national park in Alaska were out watching the park's bears when one male grizzly turned on them and charged.

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The video footage of the charge, filmed by Larry Griffith, shows the bear galloping angrily through the water towards the group ...

... before stopping within feet of them ...

... before stopping within feet of them ...

... reportedly circling them several times, and sniffing at their clothing.

... reportedly circling them several times, and sniffing at their clothing.

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The group was told to stay perfectly still, advised that the bear had made a 'bluff charge', to provoke a reaction, rather than a direct attack.

And the strategy appears to have worked. Eventually, the bear lost interest in the group ...

And the strategy appears to have worked. Eventually, the bear lost interest in the group ...

... and left them to return to its fishing.

... and left them to return to its fishing.

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