Local 8 News reported that an Idaho family ended up being too close for comfort to a male grizzly bear during a recent camping trip. We know that grizzly bears are everywhere out here, but when you are unexpectedly a few feet away from one, I imagine everything you thought you would do could get lost in everything running through your head. Be aware of all wildlife while you’re out in the mountains and forest.
Imagine being within feet of a grizzly bear. That was a reality for one family when they were camping at Mill Creek in Island Park. The Harrison family was there for their annual family reunion when they heard people yelling “bear.”
Then Kurt Harrison heard a noise at his tent.
“We heard a twig snap and then all of a sudden something hitting the tent. We didn’t know what it was, at first I thought it was my best friend getting up to go out. So I grabbed my phone to use it as a light and then I realized it wasn’t him,” says Harrison.
Read the full article by Micheala Leung on the Local 8 News website here to get the whole story and to find out what happened to the bear.
(feature photo via Spokesman Review)