Gnarly footage from captured Friday evening south of Roaring Mountain, north of the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone where a park ranger opened fired with non-lethals rounds on a charging grizzly bear. The officer as he was outside his vehicle attempting to control traffic. The incident happened on the same day a grizzly mauled a hiker near Mammoth Hot Springs:
“This is why visitors should maintain their distance from the bears. This guy meant business! This boar had been following a [sow] around all day, in Yellowstone, and was reported to have charged about 6 cars throughout the day when people blocked the bear’s path. Apparently, the sow would cross the road and then people would pull their car up in front of the boar to get photos, blocking him from reuniting with his girlfriend. As you can see, getting between a grizzly and what he wants can be bad news.” –Yellowstone bear manager
Yellowstone is packed with visitors as griz are waking up from hibernation and seeking food at lower elevations, trying to feed in meadows and make their way across roads that are sometimes packed with cars. Park regulations state that tourists should give all animals space and stay at least 100 yards from bears and wolves, especially when outside their vehicles. Have a look at the footage, does that grizzly look like it has an injured paw?