Video: Tourists Get Way Too Close to Montana Black Bears, Nearly Get Mauled

Video: Tourists Get Way Too Close to Montana Black Bears, Nearly Get Mauled

Montana Black Bears, Nearly Get Mauled

The video, recorded by Winston Greely and posted to the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Facebook page on May 8, shows what appears to be a black bear sow and her cubs running across a bridge near Gardiner.

When the recording starts, several groups of camera-equipped tourists in dangerously close proximity to the animals are running away from them in a (relatively) leisurely manner. As the bears get closer, an onlooker yells “Keep going! Go, go, go!” and the would-be photographers pick up their pace.