People horrified as woman comes within touching distance of black bear but has nowhere to run
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Coming face to face with a huge black bear is an experience no one wants to tick off the bucket list.
However, it's exactly what happened to one woman... during a visit to a theme park?! Check it out:
Footage of the absolutely terrifying encounter has been shared on social media, with people left shook.
In the clip, which was posted on TikTok by the Animal Wrld account, a woman can be seen sitting in a carriage at the end of a track, way off in the distance.
And as she comes round the bend towards the people filming, a massive black bear comes creeping out of the treeline, with a group of cubs in tow.
Understandably concerned for the woman's safety, a voice from behind the camera says: "I would be freaking out."
Err, yeah. Wouldn't we all, bud?
But as she moves closer and closer to the family, they show no sign of moving. Gulp.
As the bear then crawls onto the track, screams and shrieks can be heard.
"Oh my gosh," someone says.
Luckily, though, just a second before the woman's carriage collides with the powerful creature, it and its cubs cross the track and scurry off.
No doubt, the unfortunate soul in the carriage was in need of a new pair of pants after that close shave.
It's unclear where or when the tense incident occurred, but since it was shared it's been viewed over six million times, with hundreds piling into the comments.
Many of those who shared their thoughts couldn't believe how close she came to being the bears' next meal.
"People really don't realize how lucky that person is," wrote one user. "Black bear are extremely violent when it comes to their cubs!"
Another said: "I normally wouldn’t be scared around a black bear but I’m not normally on a track headed towards them that I can’t stop, either."
"Dude if those babies would’ve decided to play on the track and mama saw you getting close," a third pointed out.
While someone else added: Why I don’t want to ride them things!! Mama bear could definitely get aggressively protective!!"
Some claimed it was pretty upsetting that these creatures were having their space encroached upon by human development.
One user remarked: "This is sad :( the amount of cabins and new construction is running all the bears out :( lived here and it's sad to watch year by year."