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Early Season Bear Encounter Caught on Video

The Yellowstone National Park bears came out early this year, and so did the tourists. One mama bear, however, didn’t like all the attention.

This video from CNN shows the bad side of human/bear interactions. Yes, the tourists got way too close to a mother bear and her cubs: Park officials recommend a minimum of 100 yards between you and the bear. Especially in a situation where a mother bear feels forced to protect her cubs.

Anyway, this sort of this happens all the time, and in this instance no one was hurt. Still, it’s a good reminder to keep plenty of distance between you and Yellowstone National Park bears — especially where cubs are concerned.

Image of Yellowstone National Park bears courtesy National Park Service.

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