“The unidentified woman is described as white, mid 30’s, brown hair, and wearing black clothing. If you were around Roaring Mountain on May 10, 2021 at 4:45PM, or you have information that could help, please contact NPS Investigative Services Branch.”
Officials at Yellowstone National Park are asking the public for help identifying a tourist who approached a grizzly bear early this month prompting a bluff charge. The woman was filmed taking photos of the momma bear and two cubs from a distance of less than 30 yards. The woman was in violation of park rules that state visitors must stay at least 100 yards from bears and wolves whenever possible, especially while outside vehicles. Tourists who break park rules can be cited. U.S. Park Rangers also are involved in the investigation.
If you have information that could help, please contact NPS Investigative Services Branch. Tips will remain anonymous :
Call or Text: 888-653-0009
Check out this clip of a @YellowstoneNPS grizzly bear bluff charging a tourist that got too close. Darcie Addington took this from the safety of her vehicle. She doesn't know the other woman, but says several people warned her. Remember to give bears at least 100 yards of space. pic.twitter.com/7rnMgKGNxm
— NBC Montana (@NBCMontana) May 12, 2021