Tourists Get Dangerously Close To Black Bear At Smoky Mountains National Park

Tourists Get Dangerously Close To Black Bear At Smoky Mountains National Park

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Tourists Get Dangerously Close To Black Bear At Smoky Mountains National Park

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“Witnessed this the other day while visiting the Smoky Mountains. Insane!
Please note that my family and I were safe in our car and unable to move along due to these people jumping out of their vehicles.”

Just another example of a group of tourists getting lulled into a false sense of security around a wild animal in our national parks. I feel like once you see one person get dangerously close and not get mauled the flood gates open.

Just a friendly reminder that getting this close is not only dangerous and stupid, it’s also illegal (willfully approaching bears within 150 feet or any distance that disturbs or displaces the bear is against federal policy and can result in fines and arrest).

Whether you’re in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee or out west where griz roam…never ever intentionally get this close to a bear or what happens next is your own fault:

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