Eve and I were really ticked off with some......inappropriate tourists that got WAY too close to this beautiful Bear! Just because she doesn't have cubs with her right now by no means makes her a Bear you can just WALK. UP. TO! Bears are WILD animals and they all must be respected .... the rule is 50 yards in Shenandoah and many other national parks. Several people were 10 FEET away from her!!
Eve and I remained a good distance away but the 600mm zoom on my camera was able to get a good photo and captured this one as she...BLUFF CHARGED the idiots! Eve and I were happy to iwatch her defend herself against such clueless people. Of course they did what they shouldn't which was run (Rule #1: NEVER RUN FROM A BEAR!) but it was good to see that she hadn't lost all her fear of people and bluff charged, huffed and popped her jaws at them.
My dad and I head out tomorrow for a Memorial Weekend camping trip....I'll be volunteering in the park. Oh the adventures we'll have with the wildlife and the MANY tourists that will be coming to the park to celebrate the holiday weekend.