Security Cam Footage Captures the Moment a Massive Bear Shoves a Hotel Security Guard
A man’s worst fear came true at work when a black bear shockingly attacked him after it was startled. Watch the security camera footage below!
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Black Bear Sighting in Colorado
An incredible sighting of a black bear attacking a security guard at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. This video went viral and was captured and shared by Inside Edition. They share a quick comment on what happened in this security camera footage below.
“The hungry bear somehow found its way inside, according to wildlife officials. Hotel staff were looking for the bear after reports of it taking up lodging in the building. That’s when the security guard went into the kitchen to investigate. The bear lunged at him.”
Black Bear Vs. Security Guard
It was 11 p.m. at night, and hotel staff started to spread the word that a black bear was seen lingering around this five-star resort. The security guard went to do his job to scope out where this threat might be. We see the bear slip into the kitchen, and the security guard just happened to pick that room to check out.
Not knowing the bear was there, the security guard accidentally startled the bear. We see that this black bear reacted so fast that the man didn’t even have time to respond. We see the bear slash his paw at the security guard, which sends the man flying down to the ground.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife warns to avoid surprising a black bear at all costs. “Black bears are not naturally aggressive, but they are strong, powerful animals…Wild black bears seldom attack unless they feel threatened, cornered, or are provoked.”
The guard was able to get away safely and call 911. The security guard went to the hospital, where he received care for the marks on his back. Wildlife officials found the black bear the following day.
How Many Black Bears Live in Colorado?
The North American black bear (Ursus americanus) is of the genus Ursus that lives in North America. An interesting fact about the black bear is that black is not in reference to the color of this bear’s fur but rather in reference to their species. Black bears can also be tan and dark in addition to the color black.
There are anywhere between 17,000-20,000 black bears that reside in Colorado alone.
Bears come out of the woodwork when they are hungry or when their homes are being threatened by civilization. As the Colorado Parks and Wildlife shares, keep yourself safe by being smart around black bears.
Keep your food locked up, don’t scare bears, and don’t threaten them in any way. If we can keep these things at the forefront of our minds when we are around bears, we can ensure we are as safe as possible.