Hikers in Glacier National Park come face to face with grizzly bear and watch amazing video

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Hikers in Glacier National Park come face to face with grizzly bear and watch amazing video

A terrifying encounter occurred recently in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA, when hikers encountered a giant brown bear. The moving encounter, captured on video, exemplifies the brute force of wildlife and unpredictable nature in its natural habitat. The video has already gone viral, serving as a reminder of the stunning beauty and inherent dangers of exploring the great outdoors.

A group of hikers came across a bear in Glacier National Park, a renowned nature destination known for its magnificent views and unique wildlife.

Steve Franklin captured video of the large bear meandering up a hill on a narrow path toward hikers on the Hidden Lake Trail. According to Franklin, the grizzly bear appeared from the trees at the top of the slope near Siyeh Bend. Video shows the trail was steep and rocky, making it impossible for hikers to pull over and let the bear pass.

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Unforgettable Wildlife Encounter: Hikers stumble across a grizzly bear in Glacier National Park

The grizzly bear can be seen in the video making its way onto the trail near Siyeh Bend as other hikers gently drift away from the area. Someone offscreen can be heard warning hikers, “Dude, that grizzly bear is right behind you.” Franklin claimed that the bear appeared from the trees at the top of the slope. “He took the path of least resistance, just walking down the path,” she explained to Storyful.

The wildlife photographer described the trail as steep and rocky above and below ground. “It was not possible for the hikers to leave the trail to allow the bear to pass, especially the older gentleman who was wearing a knee brace,” he said.

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According to the National Park Service (NPS), Glacier National Park is home to approximately one thousand brown and black bears.

Brave grizzly bears in Glacier National Park approach hikersYouTube/USA TODAY

When possible, bears try to avoid humans. However, bear attacks do occur. While bears are not known to be particularly violent towards humans, the National Park Service recommends a few precautions during an encounter with a bear.

Terrifying images of a brown bear approaching hikers in Glacier National Park show the impressive but unpredictable aspect of wildlife encounters. It serves as a compelling reminder of the need to respect and appreciate wildlife and the importance of responsible behavior in protected regions. The incident also highlights ongoing efforts to maintain these magnificent species and their habitats, ensuring future generations can safely and sustainably experience the wonder and excitement of wildlife encounters.

The internet is in shock!

A few hours ago, the clip was shared on social media and so far, it has garnered over 2K views and some shocking comments.

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