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Bear Lunges At Woman Trying To Take Photograph Next To It

Bear Lunges At Woman Trying To Take Photograph Next To It

Authorities have repeatedly warned people not to treat bears as pets

Jake Massey

Jake Massey

You'd think it was obvious to most people that it's a silly idea to pose for a snap with a wild bear. Not for this woman though. Watch the close call that resulted from her foolish behaviour:

Clearly, selfies with wild animals - especially ones as huge and dangerous as a bear - are ill-advised.

Sadly though, it seems some people need convincing, and if Leonardo DiCaprio's pummelling in The Revenant wasn't enough to dissuade you, hopefully this video should go some way in driving the point home.

In the clip - which was filmed in Romania and shared online last year - a woman, who has something in her hand, can be seen walking over to the large, brown animal sat by the side of the road.

The people recording her from the safety of another car much further away can then be heard saying: "I have to film it, look how she is holding her hand, stupid girl."

Things then take a turn for the worse when the bear suddenly lunges at the woman, who turns and sprints back towards her car.

The woman got out of her car and approached the bear.

Fortunately, the bear stops after its initial jump and the people recording gasp in shock, saying: "Can you see how stupid she is? Go into the car. All that risk for a picture with a bear?"

The original video was published on TikTok by Alessandro Bacaoanu but has since been deleted. It is unclear exactly where in Romania the incident was filmed.

The Romanian authorities have issued repeated warnings for drivers not to treat bears on the roadside as pets, with Costel Alexe, the Minister of the Environment, recently saying: "The bear is a wild animal protected by law, not a pet.

"I say once again to the citizens of this country: a bear which has tasted biscuits, wafers, and feels that he can get his food in this way, will never be able to adapt to the forest again."

The wild animal then jumped towards her and she ran off.

Last month, a woman in the US pushed a bear off a wall to protect her pooches.

Hailey Morinico, 17, charged at the animal which was on the wall of her back yard trying to paw at the dogs on the ground.

Without thinking much Hailey, from California, pushed it away from her pets before quickly ushering her dogs to safety.

Speaking to Good Morning America, the youngster said: "Honestly, I did not know it was a bear until right after I pushed it.

"I didn't know I had it in me to be honest. Who does that? Who in their right mind pushes a bear?"

Words by Dominic Smithers

Featured Image Credit: CEN/TikTok

Topics: Community, Animals