06 July 2011

Yellowstone National Park

most interesting Day. Sorry no pictures.

I was sitting down on a park bench this afternoon, waiting for Diane, when someone shouted to me,"Sir, there is a bear heading your way."

I stood up and sure enough a fully grown black bear walked by me about 10 feet away. I got my camera ready but by the time it was running I just got the back end of it. By now lots of people came running to me telling me ho lucky I was not getting eaten.

a few minutes later someone else was shouting, "Bear,"

when we saw a grizzly bear following the black bear. well this time I was ready and caught it on camera, just as a ranger ordered everyone back into their vehicles, well, our bus was about 500 metres down the road so we returned to the bus and hoped for the best.

nothing can now beat this experience.


  1. Nope, that's as wild as it gets in the wild, wild west. Doesn't happen to every tourist, either! Good thing you weren't eaten, however.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Bill, would like to have seen you running with a bear behind! Ann J

  3. Hmmm!
    Back from the "delightful Gold Coast"! I survived.
    Guess the bear in question, wanted something a bit fatter - thank God, Diane has you on a diet!
    Did you buy 'running shoes' in the "Mall of America" in MSP????
    Colin (HB)

  4. LOL!! You are so dang lucky. Growing up in eastern Idaho a few miles from Yellowstone, I learned early you could never negotiate with a bear. I want to laugh at your predicament but you were so lucky it happened the way it did.

  5. I did actually buy a pair of sneakers at the Mall of America, as did
    Diane. very good value there. Probably what saved me, he he.

  6. Well, I am so glad Diane didn't arrive back to see your sneakers disappearing into a bear's throat!

  7. That's too close an encounter with the bears of Yellowstone!

  8. This evening I read in the Newspaper a man was killed by a bear in the Yellowstone Park

    This did not happen for 25 years they say, I really love bears but I would be afraid if they came to near. I am glad that you have been save and luckily returned to your bus.

  9. Seeing bears in yellowstone is exciting. I would have loved to have been there.

  10. I'm glad you didn't have a beary grizzly encounter. Actually, we may have also been in that crowd!


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