Grizzly Bear Charges Park Ranger In Yellowstone Because Of Tourists
Here we have another account of tourists getting too close to wild animals and putting more than themselves in danger. This grizzly bear was caught on video charging a park ranger who was trying to get tourists to leave the area.
In the video you can see the park ranger swatting away people, yelling at them to get back or go away, or get in their cars, something. And the tourons are not listening! Because the park ranger has to keep an eye on both the bear and the people that are getting way too close, it puts him in a very dangerous situation.
The grizzly charges the park ranger as his head is turned. Thankfully, the park ranger keeps his head on a swivel and is able to face the bear before it gets too close to him. That is when he gets the bean bag gun out to try and get the grizzly bear to leave the area. Thankfully, it worked and no harm was done to the ranger, the tourons, or the bear.
This is one of many reasons why Yellowstone rules state to stay at least 100 yards away from aggressive predators like grizzly bears. They move quick, they can cover ground quickly, and they will eat your face if given the chance.
Here is another reminder that when you are in Yellowstone, or any national park for that matter, you are in the home of wild creatures. They live there. You do not. Respect them in their homes or you will get your face eaten. Or you could get someone else hurt trying to save you. Who knows what would have happened had that park ranger not been there to help the people who were not following the rules?