The family's laughter and delight slowly turns to fear. One of the little girls in the car says she wants the bear to go away, and someone suggests honking the horn. Dad, perhaps wisely, tells them not to honk. Don't want to get the bear angry!
At several points the bear has his paw on the windshield, showing what a large and powerful animal this really is. "Look at the claws!" someone says. A child asks "Can it break the window?" and an adult replies, uncertainly, "I hope not."
The encounter recalls earlier decades in the Park, when tourists feeding and interacting with the bears was winked at if not condoned by authorities. When bears lose their fear of humans, the risk of a bear encounter ending in bloodshed -- for human or bear -- is much more elevated.
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