COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– If you think of bears as just lazy animals that wander through the forest, think again. Colorado Parks and Wildlife shared a video that shows a car trying to outrun a bear.
The bear is seen in a field near Colorado Springs. The car tries to speed up on the road next to the field, but the bear just takes off.
CPW said this is a perfect example of why when you encounter a bear, don’t run, because it may trigger the animal’s instinct to pursue.
Instead, CPW said to back away slowly, speak calmly and make yourself look large. If the bear charges, stand your ground and in the rare event that the bear attacks, fight back until you can get away or call for help.