Video | Bears Attack Car At Yellowstone
If faced with a similar scenario with bears attacking my car, I would likely sound like the child in the backseat! I agree, little one. Fortunately, the bears were just exercising curiosity. Bear spray is a good idea, just in case!
The following is excerpted from YellowStonePark.com:
Should I be afraid of bears?
Between 1980 and 2011 more than 90 million people visited Yellowstone and only 43 people were injured by bears within park boundaries. That means the odds of being injured by a bear are roughly 1 in 2.1 million. The odds are considerably lower if you don’t leave park developments or roadsides; however, the odds increase when you’re hiking in the backcountry, so take proper precautions:
– Hike in groups of 3 or more people
– Stay alert
– Make noise in areas with low visibility
– Carry bear spray
– Don’t run during a bear encounter
Do your part to keep bears away from roadsides, campsites and picnic areas by securing camp groceries and garbage cans and never offering them food handouts.