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Video of Bear Coming Straight Toward Hikers on a Montana Trail Is Downright Wild

When you're out on a hike, it's important to remember that you're sharing the space with all the other wildlife who live in the area. Every hiker should be well versed on what to do if they encounter a large animal like a cougar or a bear. You never know when you might encounter one.

Take, for example, this video of a bear crossing paths with a group of hikers in Glacier National Park, Montana. TikTok user @thebeautyandbeast13, who took this video, tried to warn the distant hikers as they and the bear walked towards a collision course with each other!

Whoa! That was a close call! Luckily, the bear didn't seem very interested in the hikers as he crossed their trail. In fact, you might even say... he bear-ly noticed them!

Seriously though, cute though bears are, they can also be very territorial, and can be aggressive when they feel their territory is being encroached on. We're glad there wasn't any serious panic (other than the one poor guy falling over), but we're also happy both the bear and the hikers kept moving on their way!

"At least whoever that was didn't completely face plant it running, but I'll be darned if I didn't say I understand the run completely lol," empathized @missanne01. We'd be tempted to run ourselves if we were in his shoes (although technically, one should back away, never run from a bear- there's your bear safety tip of the day). "Poor bear's probably like OMG A WHAT," laughed @katttttdh.

For visitors to Glacier National Park, this isn't too rare of an occurrence. "I remember seeing a bear family from Logan pass too two years ago, bears will frequent that part of the valley," shared @matt4700. "Hiked this trail this Summer and drove on that Beautiful road! Bears everywhere!! We are visiting their home❤️," reminisced @dbraun63.

That's exactly the right way of thinking about it- we are visiting their home. With that in mind, it's important to be smart and follow sensible safety guidelines when hiking, such as traveling in groups. By respecting your surroundings and keeping a clear head, you keep your hiking trips both safe for you and the bears.