WATCH: Family of bears chases park tourists

Posted: 7:50 AM, May 11, 2015
Updated: 2015-05-11 07:50:35-04

GARDINER, Montana (CNN) — A family of black bears gave tourists a scare in Montana — and the close encounter was caught on camera.

A mama and her cubs sidled up to a group of wildlife watchers in Yosemite National Park, according to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission.

Wildlife officials said though no one was hurt, the spectators made multiple mistakes that could have sparked trouble.

First, spectators should stay at least 100 yards away from a bear. Video of the encounter shows the spectators much closer than that.

Many of the spectators in the video were — understandably — in a rush to get away from the bear family. But running from the animals is never a good idea because it triggers a predator response in the bruins.