A Utah household captured video as a bear adopted them on a path in Canada for a half-mile.
Brighton Peachy, a household life-style blogger with 1000’s of followers, posted her household’s encounter with a bear in British Columbia on Instagram on June 14.
One video reveals the bear seem from behind massive rocks close to parked automobiles. Then it begins to strategy the household.
“OK, he’s following you babe,” she is heard saying within the video.
Peachy then begins yelling, “Hey bear!” and tells her little one to not run.
The couple backs away slowly and her husband raises his arms within the air.
Then they picked up their toddler and pulled out their bear spray.
Peachy continues to movie the bear whereas strolling backward. She stated the bear adopted them on the path for a half-mile.
“You wanted to see a bear,” her husband tells one among their kids.
Eventually the household bumped into a bunch of hikers and each teams continued alongside the path because the bear adopted, Peachy stated in one other video.
When they overlooked the bear, each teams break up up. The household didn’t run into the bear once more on their hike again.
“This was a good reminder that even if you know all the things you’re ‘supposed to do,’ wildlife still might not care. You’re in their territory,” Peachy stated on Instagram.
What to do in the event you see a bear?
First, the National Park Service advises individuals to keep away from an encounter with a bear by holding your distance and never stunning them.
If a bear does discover you, park officers say to speak calmly to the bear and wave your arms to make your self recognized to the animal.
“A standing bear is usually curious, not threatening,” park officers stated.
It’s additionally essential to remain calm, officers stated, so keep away from screaming or making sudden actions.
Then when you have young children, choose them up, park officers stated. Hike in teams as a result of it creates extra noise to discourage a bear.
Never give a bear meals, officers warn, and don’t drop your baggage as a result of it could shield your again.
And officers advise towards working.
“Bears can run as fast as a racehorse both uphill and down. Like dogs, they will chase fleeing animals,” officers stated.