A California girl operating on a mountainous path ran into an grownup brown bear and two cubs in a daunting encounter caught on video earlier this month.
The heart-pounding footage was taken alongside a slim mountain climbing path in Sierra Madre on Nov. 8.
“While I was trail running alone, I was about 5 inches from hitting momma bear after turning a tight blind corner,” Laura Gold wrote on social media.
The video exhibits Gold turning the nook and stopping after recognizing the bears. She slowly backed away and may very well be heard roaring and whistling to attempt to scare the bears. The trio, nevertheless, continued to comply with her alongside the path.
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“I used every trick in the book (except bear spray) and nothing worked,” Gold wrote. “Momma bear continued to move towards me until another hiker came from behind me and helped scare them away.”
Gold wrote that the path behind the bears splits and that each paths lead down the mountain.
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Officials with California State Parks say that when encountering a bear, it is best to make your self seem as giant as attainable, keep calm and quiet, and slowly again away. However, if the bear really approaches you, officers stated to make noise and yell on the animal.
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Sierra Madre is situated within the San Gabriel Mountains close to the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County.