Always keep your car door locked when you’re traveling through a state park, folks. Sure, as the summers hums along its only natural to want to get your family out into the great outdoors so you can experience some of the awesome natural wonders that America has to offer. You just need to keep in mind that you’re the visitor to the woods, not the local.
And that’s not some half-hearted attempt to get you to be more environmentally conscious — surely you have three brain cells and as such do not need to be reminded to pick up after yourself in a national park— no, that’s safety advice. As one family found out earlier in June when they were visiting Yellowstone Park, the animals aren’t afraid of your minivan.
As a family was driving through one of the nation’s most popular national parks, they’d stalled slightly in order to snap some shots of a nearby black bear. A very near by black bear. In fact, it seems that the bear itself was interested in getting some internet fame, which is why he walked over to the car and opened the door like a champ (the funniest part is the kid’s screams of terror, even as they never fail to capture a moment of the “attack”). Okay, attack is a misnomer; if anything it looks like the guy just wanted a hug before the family took off.
It’s been a big summer for black bears, with this incident being just one of the latest. Be careful out there!
Here’s the clip: