Honk if a bear comes, Yellowstone Park says
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: May 15, 2019

Yellowstone National Park issued this press release this week:


  • If a bear approaches or touches your car, honk your horn and drive away to discourage this behavior.
  • On Saturday, May 11, a black bear in the Tower-Roosevelt area put its paws on vehicles. 
  • In May of 2018, a black bear previously fed by people in the Mammoth Hot Springs area approached a vehicle, put its paws on a door and looked into the vehicle’s windows. Also last May, a grizzly bear near Yellowstone Lake went up to a car and played with its antenna. 
  • Bears that grow accustomed to people and view humans as a food source can become aggressive and have to be killed. 
  • Protect yourself and the bears people come to Yellowstone to enjoy. 


However, it’s worth noting that that might not always work, as this video shows:


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