Instagram page, Tourons Of Yellowstone shared a video back in December 2021 showing a group of tourists visiting Grand Teton National Park and one family letting their children get really close to a grizzly bear eating an elk on the side of the road.
The grizzly was said to have been chasing the elk and finally caught it in a ditch on the side of the road before the crowd of people gathered around to watch and take pictures.
What’s alarming is there were parents who had two small children with them who were a dangerous 20 feet away from the grizzly.
They were taking pictures and watching the animal but at any point, the bear could have easily charged at them and there would be no escaping for them.
Fortunately, the bear was more concerned about eating its meal.
Park officials say that visitors should stay at least 100 yards away (300 ft) from wild bears because that gives you a small amount of time to retreat to safety if one decides to charge at you.
“One thing they [bears] hate, like many meat-eating animals, is when something else is around their food. If you ever see a rotten animal half eaten and buried, get out as soon as possible. This means that there is a bear around and you have best faith that if he catches you around his food he will do the same to you,” Info Tourism wrote on their website.