One family got a huge surprise when a Yellowstone grizzly bear came to visit their car.
The Peters family were leaving Yellowstone National Park when they were stopped by a bear near Cooke City, MT, which proceeded to climb across the front, streaking claws on the windshield and driver’s window.
“There’s a bear on my car, oh my God!” a woman cries in the video below, obviously excited.
Thankfully, no one was hurt in the encounter, bear or human. From the video, you can tell this bear was not aggressive. The car bore some minor scratches.
It’s a curious encounter with a Yellowstone grizzly bear, which are mostly seen at a distance in the Park. Indeed, Park policy mandates that visitors stay at least 100 yards away from bears. This encounter is more reminiscent of the early days of Yellowstone tourism, when bear feedings were common.
In recent years, for the safety of both human visitors and ursine inhabitants, more measures have been taken to ensure bears do not view humans as a source of food. This includes bear-proofing waste bins throughout the Park, but it also includes the aforementioned 100 yard policy.
This encounter was rare and, of course, exciting, but it should not be sought out, for your safety and the safety of those around you.
Watch the video here: