Bear Closely Follows Hiker for Three Minutes in British Columbia

A bear followed a woman closely along a bush walkway for more than three minutes in Whistler, British Columbia, on June 12.

Jennifer Pierce filmed a video that shows a bear tracking her as she tries to yell the animal away.

“Go away, find somewhere else,” Pierce says in the video as she slowly retreats from the bear. The mammal later walks away.

Pierce wrote on a Facebook post that contained the video that the bear sniffed her leg before she started filming.

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are home to up to 60 black bears and cubs, according to a tourism website. Credit: Jennifer Pierce via Storyful

Video transcript

JENNIFER PIERCE: Hello? Help! Help!

- Keep calm. Keep calm. Hey! Hey! Hey! Keep calm. Make yourself big. Make yourself big and keep looking back. That's it. Just stay calm and keep, hey! Hey!

JENNIFER PIERCE: Hey!

- Hey!

JENNIFER PIERCE: Hey!

- [INAUDIBLE]

JENNIFER PIERCE: Hey!

- [INAUDIBLE]

JENNIFER PIERCE: Hey! Hey.

- Hey.

JENNIFER PIERCE: Hey.

- Hey.

JENNIFER PIERCE: Hey!

- [INAUDIBLE] stay calm.

JENNIFER PIERCE: Hey.

- Hey!

JENNIFER PIERCE: Hello!

- Hey!

JENNIFER PIERCE: Nice bear. Hello! Woo-hoo! I love you.

- Hey.

JENNIFER PIERCE: Hey! Hello!

- Hey.

JENNIFER PIERCE: Woo! Woo-hoo! Hey!

- Hey.

JENNIFER PIERCE: Goodbye. Go somewhere else. Woo! Hello.

- Hey.

JENNIFER PIERCE: Hey! Woo!

- Hey.

JENNIFER PIERCE: Woo! Hello. Hey. Woo! Hello.

- [INAUDIBLE]

JENNIFER PIERCE: Go away. Woo! Find somewhere else. Woo!

- Hey.

JENNIFER PIERCE: Go, go, go, go. Bye-bye. Woo! Goodbye! Turn around. Woo. Go, go, go, go away. Go away. Go, go, go away, please. Woo! Go away. Woo! Bye-bye. Still go away. Bye. [? Rah! ?] Woo! Bye-bye.

- Be quiet.

JENNIFER PIERCE: I'm told to be loud. Literally came up to my leg. Go, go, go, go. Go somewhere else. Keep on going. Goodbye.

He's coming up to your house, I think. Well, that was too close for comfort. Bye, bear.

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