Yellowstone Park rangers launch probe to find woman who was charged by a grizzly bear


Yellowstone Park rangers launch probe to find woman who was charged by a grizzly mother bear after she approached the beast and its two cubs to film them on her cellphone

  • Footage shows the woman approaching the female bear and her two cubs 
  • Bear suddenly turns and begins running towards her as she holds up cell 
  • Rangers are now hunting woman for breaking rule to stay 100 yards away  

Yellowstone Park rangers launched an appeal Sunday to find a woman who was charged by a grizzly bear after approaching the animal as she filmed it on her cellphone. 

In footage shared online, the woman is seen approaching the female bear and her two cubs at around 4.45pm on May 10 near the Roaring Mountain parking lot, before the animal rushes her. 

The woman says ‘Oh my God, oh my God’ as she walks away, while a companion tells her ‘I got that on video’ and she replies, ‘Me too’. 

She violated a park rule prohibiting visitors form getting with 100 yards of the bears, which have killed several hikers. 

Yellowstone Park rangers launched an appeal Sunday to find a woman who was charged by a grizzly bear after approaching the animal as she filmed it on her cellphone 

In footage shared online, the woman is seen approaching the female bear and her two cubs at around 4.45pm on May 10 near the Roaring Mountain parking lot, before the animal rushes her

In footage shared online, the woman is seen approaching the female bear and her two cubs at around 4.45pm on May 10 near the Roaring Mountain parking lot, before the animal rushes her

Darcie Addington, a visitor who filmed the incident from her car, told USA Today the woman was warned not to get near the animal, and called what happened ‘terrifying’. 

Rangers described the woman as white, mid 30’s, brown hair, and wearing black clothing. 

A bear attacked and injured a hiker in Yellowstone on Friday morning, marking the first incident of a bear injuring a person inside the park this year, officials said. 

A bear fatally attacked a man just outside the park in April.

The 39-year-old man injured Friday was hiking alone on a trail near Mammoth Hot Springs when he encountered what he believe to be two grizzly bears. One bear attacked and injured the hiker.

The man sustained significant injuries in his lower extremities but was able to hike out on his own. He was transported to Livingston Hospital by park ambulance, Yellowstone officials said in a statement.

The woman violated a park rule prohibiting visitors form getting with 100 yards of the bears, which have killed numerous hikers

The woman violated a park rule prohibiting visitors form getting with 100 yards of the bears, which have killed numerous hikers

She says 'Oh my God, oh my God' as she walks away, while a companion tells her 'I got that on video' and she replies, 'Me too'

She says ‘Oh my God, oh my God’ as she walks away, while a companion tells her ‘I got that on video’ and she replies, ‘Me too’

The Beaver Ponds Trail, where the hiker was injured, was closed until further notice. Park officials reported that staff were searching the area to make sure no other hikers were still on the trail.

Park officials in their statement urged visitors to stay 100 yards (90 meters) away from bears at all times, carry bear spray, stay alert, make noise when encountering bears and hike in groups of three people or more.

The last bear-related injury in Yellowstone happened in June 2020, when a grizzly bear knocked a woman to the ground and scratched her thigh.

The man who died after being attacked just outside the park was a guide out fishing alone. He was attacked by a grizzly bear on April 15 and died two days later. 

A National Parks spokesman said: ‘If you were around Roaring Mountain on May 10, 2021 at 4:45PM, or you have information that could help, please contact NPS Investigative Services Branch by texting 888-653-0009 or email [email protected]’  

A bear attacked and injured a hiker in Yellowstone on Friday morning, marking the first incident of a bear injuring a person inside the park this year, officials said, as they released this image apparently showing the animal

A bear attacked and injured a hiker in Yellowstone on Friday morning, marking the first incident of a bear injuring a person inside the park this year, officials said, as they released this image apparently showing the animal 

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