Family has terrifying encounter with bear in Rainier National Park

A bear stopped to sniff a teenage boy on a hiking trail before wandering off.
1:28 | 10/10/19

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My legs are shaking like I don't know what did you those didn't candidate. For thirty heart pound executives I think it is easy. Jonathan Bartley says she stood frozen as she watched to bear wander up to her teenage Brothers their family hiked a betrayal not far from myrtle false. If the mayor gets dangerously close and turns and continues down the hillside. Are huge sense of relief that partly still feels today. Breeds I was kind of relaxed. And I and then at me you. To early says are fairly had no food with them on Sunday when this happens something none of them had experienced before the state department of fish and wildlife says the encounter was very unusual I can't say I've ever seen a video of that happening in that type a location before captain Jeff workers chances in this particular circumstance he doesn't think partly in her family did anything wrong. But if you ever come in contact with the bear. He says you should try to make yourself appear bigger than you are get some distance between human bear carry bear spray and how something like a walking stick that can be used to defend yourself. Most importantly do not run sometimes animals will just start following you when you start running away. And they didn't they stood their ground and I think that was probably a wise choice as scary and count her Bartley won't soon forget it's definitely one that won't keeper from hitting the trails the future. I love the views I love how I'm. In a matter of a week everything to be different and I just. Love it.

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