Mother Bear Charges at Man After He Gets Too Close to Cubs in Tennessee

A mother bear bluff charged at a man after he moved close to her and her cubs near Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee on July 13, video shows.

Paige Marple captured the incident on camera. The footage shows the man approaching the bears as they move towards a road, causing the mother bear to bluff charge at him.

It is illegal to come within 50 yards of the bears at the park and officials say it’s key to everyone’s safety that the animals are left alone.

“I just knew he was going to end up in a body bag,” Marple said, “how he didn’t is beyond me.” Credit: Paige Marple via Storyful