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Tourists scramble as mama bear, cubs chase them at Yellowstone National Park

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(May 11, 2015) – Tourists at Yellowstone National Park recently learned a valuable lesson: don’t mess with a mother bear and her cubs.

The wildlife watchers got a little too close while trying to take pictures at the park. The bears chased them away, sending tourists scrambling for safety.

According to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission, the tourists should’ve stayed at least 100 yards away from the bears. In addition, wildlife experts say it’s never a good idea to run away because it triggers a predator response.

The commission wrote the following on its Facebook page:

View and photograph from established observation areas. Stay a safe distance to reduce stress on wildlife. Luckily, no one was hurt and these bears made it safely back to the forest.

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