VIDEO: Couple Shouts As Bear Takes Off Toward Unsuspecting Hikers

Bear running toward hikers, Glacier
Source: Facebook Video

A grizzly bear in Glacier National Park rushed a group of hikers in a very dramatic video taken last summer.  

Dulé Krivdich and his wife were hiking near Hidden Lake when they looked down from a ridge and saw a large grizzly bear emerge from the tree line and begin loping down the trail.  The excitement of seeing a grizzly from a safe vantage turned to fear when they realized that there was a group of hikers coming up the trail a few hundred yards away from the bear and neither the bear nor the hikers were aware of one another. 

Grizzly and Hikers at Hidden Lake
Source: Facebook Video

Krivdich and his wife began yelling at the group, trying to warn them of the approaching bear.  They get the group's attention, but they're unprepared.  The bear picks up speed.  One of them shouts back "what do we do?" Krivdich and his wife knew that grizzlies generally do not want conflict with humans but can get panicked when surprised, so they shout back to the group to make noise and, above all, don't run

But when the group sees the quarter-ton of bear-flesh tearing down the trail at them they do what their instincts incorrectly tell them to do: run like hell. 

Bear Running Toward Hikers
Source: Facebook Video

Krivdich says they were "booking it like we've never ever seen before in our lives."

Bears, closely related to canids, like to chase running critters, being hardwired to do so.  Which is why we theorize that someone up there must like these hikers, because the bear decides it's not worth it and does not give chase, allowing the hikers the chance to escape. 

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Gail (not verified) , Tue, 09/01/2020 - 10:40
It was good
Dan (not verified) , Wed, 09/02/2020 - 23:44
But in this case running worked.
Steve Wilkson (not verified) , Wed, 08/11/2021 - 08:41
NO. What worked was they began making a bunch of noise and there were a bunch of them. In this vid they were not actually running away but to a degree towards the bear. DO NOT RUN. Make noise.
Anonymous (not verified) , Thu, 09/03/2020 - 02:42
Dont Blame animals if they attack.its their territories.. no animals roaming in the middle of Cities..but theres people enjoying roaming in forests.if they get hurt who will be blame?
Natalie (not verified) , Thu, 09/03/2020 - 14:15
As long as you not the slowest runner.
Katherine McKillop (not verified) , Fri, 09/04/2020 - 08:48
Randy merritt (not verified) , Thu, 08/12/2021 - 07:59
Why do you call them names? They are enjoying nature and they made a mistake in running. That’s natural but not right. What would YOU do?
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