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Grizzly Bear Charges At Tourists! 'It Came So Close It Sniffed His Hoodie!'

DAILYMAIL.COM - It must have sounded like the experience of a lifetime - an opportunity to observe Alaska's grizzly bears in the wild.

However, it could have very easily come to a grisly end after one of the bears charged at this group of tourists as they sat in camping chairs - and there was not a thing they could do about it.

The group of 10 had no option but to sit perfectly still as the fearsome bear bounded over to them before circling their camp and coming in for a closer inspection.

At one point the bear even sniffed the hood of one of the tourists as he sat in his chair.

The hair-raising encounter happened as the sightseers visited the Katmai National Park in Alaska as part of a trip to observe the animals.

They were told they would be watching a group of grizzlies 'from a safe distance' as the bears fished in a river. However they were stunned when one of them broke loose and charged at them along the water's edge. click here to read more and to look at more photos

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