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WATCH: Bear slides down snow field in Glacier National Park

Posted: 5:26 PM, Jul 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-24 19:49:48-04

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – It was quite the sight in Glacier National Park recently when Jacob Hartman captured on camera a bear sliding down a snowfield in the park.

Glacier officials  shared the video on social media  and wrote snowfields can persist through the summer and are a hazard.

“Crossing snow and ice can lead to serious injuries and even death,” the post read. “Consider turning around instead of crossing a snowfield, especially if you don’t have the proper gear.”

Park officials reported no bears were injured during the filming of the video. The incident is not the only-bear related situation in Glacier National Park in recent months.

Joshua Wade Covill posted on Facebook  his two shots of a  young grizzly bear trailing a man on the Hidden Lake Trail  on June 25.

“When he turned around, they both jumped backward and the bear ran off downhill! The guy finished his hike, but I’m guessing he needed some clean shorts!” Covill wrote.

The park also released information this week about  changing statuses to trails, campgrounds, roadsides, and other developed areas  due to bears.

Visitors are encouraged to check the  park’s Trail and Area Closings and Postings webpage  before heading into the park and to learn more about bears and safety while recreating in bear country.

The National Park Service recommends always hiking in groups and carrying bear spray. If hikers encounter a bear, they should assume a non-threatening posture, slowly back away, avoid direct eye contact and talk quietly.

Click  here  for more bear-safety tips.