Skier chased by bear at Romanian resort

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Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A man riding the chairlift at a Romanian skiing resort captured video of the tense moment a fellow skier was chased by a bear.

David Creta posted a video to YouTube showing the bear chasing a skier on a slope at the Predeal ski resort on Saturday.


Chairlift riders alerted the skier to the pursuit, and the skier threw his backpack on the ground, which succeeded in distracting the bear for long enough to allow the man to escape.

Police spokesman Ion Zaharia said the skier did the right thing by distracting the bear. He said three emergency calls came in about the bear being spotted in various locations at the resort Saturday.

Zaharia said the bear fled into the woods when police arrived in all-terrain vehicles, but authorities are considering having the bear relocated to avoid future confrontations on the slopes.

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