Video, photos show bear frightening tourists in Katmai Park

February 28, 2012 

A group of 10 tourists visiting Katmai National Park in Southwest Alaska got what was likely the fright of their lives when a brown bear bluff-charged them as they were sitting in camp chairs along a salmon stream. Their quick-thinking guide, assessing the charge as a bluff, told the tourists to stay put while the bear sniffed around them. Nobody died of a heart attack.

"We were all in shock but were happy that no one in our group jumped up, ran away or screamed for their lives," said one of the tourists.

Read more about the encounter and see photos and a video at the U.K.'s Daily Mail.

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