Video Captures a Huge Bear and Her Cubs Invading a Family's Minivan
It seems that every day, we hear stories of bear sightings in public. And while this might seem shocking to the residents of the towns that these bears pop up in, it’s really not that surprising in areas where bears are populous. Most bears don’t mean any harm; they are just curious for food. Or, like in the case of the video shown below, they just wanted to go on a little drive.
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Black Bear and Cubs Sighting in North Carolina
In just the past weeks, North Carolina has had yet another sighting of a black bear in public. The last recorded incident was of a mother black bear and her cubs in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. That bear family decided to do some late-night shopping downtown.
Well, this next bear event takes place in Avery County, North Carolina. Deputies and the Avery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a large black bear in a minivan! When they arrived on the scene, we see them in the video clip shown above peering into the windows carefully.
“Right when we saw the bear, all we saw was snout and eyes, and it was looking right at us,” Deputy Bray said.
They estimated the bear to be around 250 pounds. Which she caused significant damage to the doors of the minivan. It wasn’t until later that the deputies realized that there were cubs in the van with her!
“I didn’t know what to think. It was kind of a scary situation,” Deputy Tom Guinn told Faherty.
Next, we see the deputies tie a rope around the door and then stand a great distance away and pop the door open. The mother black bear climbed down and waited for her cubs to get out and follow her. We guess she couldn’t figure out how to start the car.
Are Black Bears Aggressive or Not?
With more than 20,000 black bears residing in North Carolina, this is a very common question that people want to know the answer to. After all, if you are going to live near where bears are, it’s important to know which bears are aggressive and which are not. And then, if bears are aggressive, what to do if you come across them?
According to the North American Bear Center, black bears are not usually aggressive towards people. This basically means we will not see them aggressively trying to attack humans for no reason. “Most attacks by black bears are defensive reactions to a person who is too close, which is an easy situation to avoid. Injuries from these defensive reactions are usually minor.”
In the case of the video posted at the top of this video, it is important that these deputies did not attempt to get close to these mama bear cubs. Had they done that, this video would have had a completely different outcome.