A woman visiting the ecological park in Mexico got a little too close to nature recently. As it turned out, a black bear sneaked up behind her and started stroking her hair.
The incident occurred at the Chipinque Ecological Park in Monterrey, Mexico. A viral video showed two black bears hunting for food near a garbage can that was lying at one side of the park. The visitors at the ecological park are seen walking around and talking among themselves.
A few moments later, one of the two bears comes from behind, bends a little and suddenly pushes his weight to go upright on his hind legs. The animal is then seen stroking the woman’s hair from behind with one of its fore legs. Meanwhile, the other bear is seen busy hunting for food from the stack of garbage.
As the 58-second clip draws to an end, the black bear gets down and gradually walks away from the woman. According to a report in Daily Mail, the visitors were following the advice of one of the women from the group who asked them to remain calm and allow the bears to pass.
Since being shared, the video has been viewed over 3 lakh times. Several people took to the comment section of the video to post their reactions with a few calling it “cute”.
“Bears are not aggressive and those that think they are, lead to bears being killed needlessly,” wrote one of the users.
Soon after the video went viral, the Santa Catarina Civil Protection took to Twitter asking people to avoid going near the bears in the park, feed them, or throw food at them.
Tourists visiting at Chipinque Ecological Park were also warned not ‘to photograph or video record them’.