VIDEO: Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Charges Park Ranger Near Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth bear charge

Source: Youtube channel Jaw dawg

Here is a video that demonstrates once again how level-headed, calm, and in control Yellowstone Park rangers must be.  We don't know about you, but we'd probably need a change of uniform if we were in his place. 

The video was filmed near Mammoth Hot Springs, and shows a Park Ranger tending to traffic as well as monitoring the approach of a large grizzly bear.  The bear is favoring one of his front paws, suggesting that it has been injured or is painful to walk on.  The bear looks back and forth at the road, busy as ever with Yellowstone tourists when it decides to charge at the park ranger.

Mammoth Bear Charge

Source: Youtube channel Jaw dawg

It proves to be a bluff charge, but there's no way of knowing whether that was the grizzly's intention all along or if he decided better of it halfway through its charge.  But it might just be a blessing for the ranger that the bear was only running on three legs, slowing him down a bit.  

Then, once the bear's bluff charge is stalled, the park ranger fires some shots at it - almost certainly employing bean bags or rubber non-lethal rounds in order to further deter the bear from attacking again.  Before long, the bear decides that it really isn't worth it and runs back into the trees, much to the shock and entertainment of the family filming. 

See the whole video below!

Source: Youtube channel Jaw dawg

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John Sullivan (not verified) , Sat, 02/19/2022 - 12:39
The NPS hassles these bears and wolves too much. They trap them and put gps satellite colors on them again and again as the batteries wear out. Then track them down constantly with aircraft, snowmobile, and truck. Shoot them quite often. Rarely does one ever see a park bear or wolf without a collar.
Live them alone. F
Anonymous (not verified) , Fri, 09/23/2022 - 16:38
Elizabeth Manfra (not verified) , Fri, 02/25/2022 - 05:49
The bear is hurt!! His front paw is lame... watch the video, he needs help, not to be shot at!!
Anonymous (not verified) , Wed, 09/21/2022 - 16:39
I welcome you to try and help this bear report back what the inside of his stomach looks like after you’re eaten. This bear is wild and should not have interactions with humans. Shooting rubber bullets in the area of the bear will deter if to prevent it from becoming too comfortable with humans. Boundaries have to exist or you gonna get eat up
Dottie (not verified) , Thu, 09/22/2022 - 22:40
It was rubber bullets to scare him off. No harm done.
Austin (not verified) , Fri, 08/11/2023 - 01:46
Well go get the dam thing an take into ur house n play doctor lmfao
Joe Sportsman (not verified) , Sun, 08/13/2023 - 08:50
Elizabeth Manfra,

The bear doesn't need help, suffering is a normal part of nature. Get that thru your head. Ever see seagulls pluck the eyes out of newborn seals? Or lions eat a buffalo while it's still alive?
Anonymous (not verified) , Sat, 08/12/2023 - 17:22
The ranger is actually helping the bear more than you can possibly realize by trying to instill some fear of humans in it. Short of closing Yellowstone to visitors permanently, this is the best approach for both bears and humans.
Rick (not verified) , Sun, 08/13/2023 - 12:38
If anyone harasses these bears and other wildlife too much, it’s the greenie c’’t tourists. The tree hugging idiots who are against delisting them. Hunting would give the bears fear of man. These idiots sit there and think “how cute this teddy bear is” and the ranger jeopardized his life to save them.
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