Tourists scatter and flee in Yellowstone National Park as mother bear chases them away from her brood

Cute, small and fluffy, these little black bears seemed to melt the hearts of visitors at Yellowstone National Park this week.

But their cooing soon turned into screams when the mother sow decided she’d had enough.

She started to chase, followed by her brood, and the tourists were forced to run.

‘Keep going! Go! Go!’ park ranger John Kerr shouts at the families as they leg it across a bridge in the Montana sanctuary…

A great excuse to look up and display this hilarious Gary Larson (Far Side) cartoon. He really was a funny cartoonist, unlike Garry Trudeau.


  • Maggat

    Good one, I really miss Far side.

    • Frau Katze

      Yes, I really liked his work.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        The best cartoonists say what they have to say and then they go away.
        Berkeley Breathed is another who said he’d said all that he needed to say.

  • That’s what mothers do.

  • David

    Back in prehistoric times like say the 50’s we would camp in Yellowstone and feed the bears. I don’t recall grizzlies being at the table. If they had showed up we would have been on the menu.

  • Linda1000

    For the next month or two, the bears will be out eating everything they can find as they have just awakened from their big sleep. Outside Kimberley in the Kootenays along highway 93,there is a a ten Km stretch of highway with signs to slow down and no stopping to feed watch the bears. Lots of big guys hanging out along the highway. Pics snapped with cell.

  • robins111

    Personally I’ve always held that knuckleheads that get all cute with cub bears is simply Darwin in action.

  • lolwut?

    I remember my visits to Banff before they built the wildlife fences
    Japanese tourists would get within arms length of Elk and Bighorn sheep trying to take pictures during mating season..

    RCMP were going mad trying to put a stop to that, god knows how many 4 foot nothing Japanese were tossed a few blocks by them.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I don’t like Colbert.
    But I share his hate of bears.

    • Minicapt

      Bears are good people; they serve to keep the locals physically fit, and improve the quality of visitors.