The National Park Service is urging visitors to Yellowstone National Park to honk their horns at bears if the animals approach their cars or trucks.
Just last Saturday a black bear frequenting the Tower-Roosevelt area sashayed up to vehicles, reared up and put its paws on them.
The Park Service noted that a year ago there were two recorded instances where bears showed up-close-and-personal interest in vehicles.
One case involved a black bear that had previously been fed placing its paws on a door and looking into the vehicle. On another occasion a grizzly approached a vehicle near Yellowstone Lake and toyed with its antenna.
Honking a horn is expected to scare away a bear and avert a possible confrontation.
“Bears that grow accustomed to people and view humans as a food source can become aggressiveClick here to view the full story