Watch: Bear Follows Man Down Path In South Lake Tahoe


Reno man followed by a bear near Taylor Creek in South Lake Tahoe.

  • Buck Furton

    Back in October I rode the Flume trail twice on separate weekends. Both times on the way to Marlette Lake there was a bear just like this one. Just chilling digging for grubs, and doing his bear thing, as hikers, an bicyclists when by. No one got nervous, the bear didn’t even care.

    People that are scared of black bears don’t understand the species. Black bears aren’t interested in humans. They’re non-aggressive scavengers, they eat mostly plants, and bugs. They’re not predatory animals, and they won’t attack people unless they’re extremely provoked. There hasn’t been one single fatal black bear attack in California/Nevada in the last 110+ years.

  • jim

    roll in honey then cover yourself in pancakes, bacon and peanut butter. you can’t be too careful, you need to cover all bases with wilderness safety.

    also most people don’t realize that most bears are lactose intollerant. always, always carry a spray bottle full of whole milk.

  • jim

    the best way to avoid bears it to plaster your hair with peanut butter. they can’t stand the smell of that stuff. works every time. bacon grease will do in a pinch if you don’t have any peanut butter.

  • Allgood

    A bear doing its thang! Let em be and realize that ya, they are around SLT. They will def follow on the groomers. That’s all. Be careful of the wildlife and enjoy what is …. Is!

  • Pete

    At the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, there is a similarly-sized Grizzly Bear on display. It was killed by some hard-ass with his bare hands back in the day. Well, to be fair he put the bear in a sleeper hold, then beat it to death with a stick. I just wanted to point out that the bear ‘possibly’ avoided an ass-whippin’. Google “million dollar cowboy bar bear” to see is picture of the commemorative plaque.

    • Anonymous

      Ya, people from Reno have no right being up in Tahoe…especially considering the majority of Tahoe “locals” are transplants. You’re probably the same type of person who hates tourists but has 3 jobs supported by seasonal tourism. Stay agro, bro…

  • backyardskier

    No way! There are bears in Tahoe? And they like to eat kokanee salmon when they spawn in Taylor Creek every fall? This is just a bear being a bear. And yes a small bear. When people freak out about bears, the bear usually freaks out too, these people did just fine keeping there cool. Smoky was just cruzin’ through…

  • Grizzly Adams

    Long before the whiteman came west the Black Bear was a food source for the much larger, ferocious Brown Bear. Then man moved westward and he also was a hunter of both species.

    Back east there were no Brown Bears so he was the ruler of his kingdom. Black Bears out east are not to be messed with.

    Out west, we run up behind them and slap them on the ass for fun. PU$$IES

    • East coast man

      No even in the east black bears are pretty chill as long as the don’t have cubs you don’t bother them they wont bother you

  • bakerbum

    Bears, Elk, deer, take the groomers all the time, it’s easier. He wasn’t following the guy, he was taking the corduroy to his next favorite side stash.

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