Okay, before we get started on this story, we have to remember that bears are wild animals. No matter how cute they are and how funny they can be in viral videos, a bear is not a cuddly animal. Bears kill roughly one person a year, mostly on hiking trails. There's also a danger of people becoming too familiar to them. Once wild animals stop perceiving people as a threat, they start seeing them as food. Look at the mountain lion attacks or what happened to Grizzly Man subject Timothy Treadwell.
Okay, that's out of the way. Let's tell the story about a group of hikers in Mexico who got visited by a black bear.
They were hiking in Chipinque Ecological Park in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico when the curious bear approached them. To their credit, the women remained calm as the bear came over to sniff one of the women's hair. And, because getting that up close and personal with a bear is a once-in-a-lifetime thing, one of them event took a bear selfie.
Obviously, getting too close to the bears is frowned upon by the government of Nuevo Leon, who has issued advice on how to act in the presence of a black bear: “Stay calm, never come between a baby and its mother, don’t feed them, take shelter when watching them, avoid photographing and taking selfies with them.”
Needless to say, people online are having fun with this.