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Bear Sneaks Up On A Group Of Calm Hikers
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Bear Sneaks Up On A Group Of Calm Hikers

We’ve all seen those adorable videos of bears playing around looking all cute and fluffy, but let’s be honest, it would be absolutely terrifying to encounter one in real life. While these creatures rarely attack humans, they are strong and fierce enough to turn any person into a meal, so why risk it? However, if you find yourself in an unenviable situation where you’re approached by a black bear, there’s something to learn from a video that has been going viral lately.

Recently, a group of women hiking in Mexico got the fright of their lives after a curious black bear decided to approach them

A group of women were hiking at the Chipinque Ecological Park in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico when they wound up in quite a scary predicament. While on their hike, the friends were approached by a curious black bear.

The women were not impressed by their new hiking buddy and he didn’t seem to like them either, but luckily, no one got hurt. The bear just wanted to sniff one woman’s hair and inspect her while the three of them stood frozen in fear.

The video taken from another angle shows the woman taking the opportunity for a selfie with the wild animal. How else will her friends believe that she had such a close and scary encounter with a black bear?!

However, it is generally not recommended to risk your safety for a selfie. The government of Nuevo Leon has issued advice on how to act in the presence of a black bear, which states: “Stay calm, never come between a baby and its mother, don’t feed them, take shelter when watching them, avoid photographing and taking selfies with them.”

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Geth
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a black bear, people. They can be dangerous, just like all wild animals, but are not particularly aggressive. It looks like these hikers were doing the smart thing by staying still and appearing non-threatening.

Leo Domitrix
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep. Saw idiots on a foliage drive stop to take pix of cubs. Naturally they ran up a tree and started distress calling for their mother. I stopped, told them to back off, get in their cars, and *go*. They didn't until they saw Mama Bear, then complained that they didn't mean harm. *facepalm* No injuries, but.. Dang.

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Martz Migraña
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Big fan of the dude saying "hey, oso! No!" (Hey, bear! Don't!) In a calmed manner hahahahah

Graham Goddyn
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

kinda sounds like his pet bear.. giving it instructions to back off..suspicious

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TheExtremeSmell
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Picked the wrong day to rub honey all over yourself.

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Geth
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a black bear, people. They can be dangerous, just like all wild animals, but are not particularly aggressive. It looks like these hikers were doing the smart thing by staying still and appearing non-threatening.

Leo Domitrix
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep. Saw idiots on a foliage drive stop to take pix of cubs. Naturally they ran up a tree and started distress calling for their mother. I stopped, told them to back off, get in their cars, and *go*. They didn't until they saw Mama Bear, then complained that they didn't mean harm. *facepalm* No injuries, but.. Dang.

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Martz Migraña
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Big fan of the dude saying "hey, oso! No!" (Hey, bear! Don't!) In a calmed manner hahahahah

Graham Goddyn
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

kinda sounds like his pet bear.. giving it instructions to back off..suspicious

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TheExtremeSmell
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Picked the wrong day to rub honey all over yourself.

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