Woman Captures Close-Up Interaction With Black Bear On Camera, And The Video Is Amazing!

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This would be so scary!!

Stephanie Rivkin was hiking in Connecticut on Friday afternoon when she came upon two large black bears… and they came right up to her!!

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The bears got close enough to sniff her, and one even touched its nose to her body — before it started to open its mouth and she told it to run off!

Rivkin caught the entire interaction on video, too. Ch-ch-check out both of the amazing videos (below):

This is something I’ll never forget. Please god let me get back to my car
Posted by Stephanie Rivkin on Friday, August 28, 2015

Walking with bears. It put it’s mouth on my leg. OK ok I almost got bit. Scary
Posted by Stephanie Rivkin on Friday, August 28, 2015


Rivkin spoke to reporters about her interaction, saying:

“I just felt if I ran, I would be attacked. It was unlike anything I ever experienced before, so I didn’t really know how to react or respond. I kind of just stayed as calm as I could and it seemed to work. I got out alive.”

It’s incredible that she stayed as calm as she did!!

The trails have been closed for the time being as wildlife officials are searching for the bear. The state of Connecticut claims they will have to euthanize the bear because of the behavior it displayed in its interaction with Rivkin.

[Image via Facebook.]

Aug 29, 2015 6:54pm PDT

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