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Couple Thwarts Charging Grizzly in Yellowstone with Bear Spray
By rowdyrob


It’s that time of year when the bears edgy while trying to fatten up for winter hibernation.  John and Lisa Vandenbos were scouting fishing spots on the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park when they suddenly came across an adult grizzly bear feeding on a half eaten carcass.  The bear wasted no time and charged the couple.  The bear made it less than 10 feet away when both people unloaded their cans of bear spray.  The spray worked and the bear stopped for the moment.  It charged one more time, but went through the original cloud of spray and took off up a nearby hillside.  Park officials say that they won’t search for the bear, because it was surprised by the couple.

Read the full Bozeman Chronicle Article here.