What would you do? What would you do if you were hiking this summer or camping, and saw a baby bear come across your path? Would you try to capture a video of these adorable creatures? Would you take a picture? Would you run away? Would you stand still and watch? Would you be in shock and have no idea how to react or what to do? There are many options, but only one seems like the right one, so why is it that hardly anyone does it? If you come across a baby bear sometime this summer, what would you do?

Seeing a Baby Bear in Idaho

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Credit: 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič on Unsplash
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With camping season here, it is time to pull out the tents and the trailers and enjoy the great outdoors. Idaho offers some of the most beautiful places to camp in the world, but the negative is that there is plenty of wildlife to worry about. Bears are awake now and constantly looking for food. If you have ever had a bear come through your campsite, you know how scary it can be, but the only thing scarier is if the bear is a cub. Seeing a cub typically means that the mama bear is not far behind, and she will be aggressive. What makes a situation like seeing a cub tough is that they are some of the most adorable animals on the planet, but they come with perhaps the scariest sidekick, which is their mom. 

What to do if you see a Baby Bear in Idaho

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If you come across a baby bear while camping or hiking this summer, do not be one of those who record a video for YouTube or TikTok. While taking a video or picture is tempting, you should be more concerned about your safety. If hiking, avoid getting near the bear and head in the opposite direction immediately, without running. Hopefully, you don't see Mama Bear, and that is the end of your story. If you are camping, it is best to get in your vehicle and lock the doors or to get inside your trailer and lock the door. Always have bear spray on you when hiking or camping this year. All of this seems like simple logic, yet many do not take these steps.

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While some people would want to hunt the bear, that isn't usually an option. Others would want to take it home, but that also is not an option and is a terrible idea. If you want to snap a picture or video, do so while getting to a safe location. Hopefully, nobody finds themselves in this situation this summer, but if you do, what would you do?  

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