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Bear chases ski instructor down slope at Romanian resort

March 10 (UPI) -- A ski instructor at a Romanian resort captured video of a bear chasing him down a slope for several minutes before the animal fled into the woods.

The video, recorded at the Predeal ski resort, shows the bear following the skier down the slope for several minutes.

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The bear eventually turned and ran back into the forest.

Officials said the person who filmed it was a ski instructor who was trying to draw the bear away from other skiers and back toward the woods.

The incident took place just weeks after riders on the chairlifts at the same resort captured video of a bear chasing a skier. The skier in that video was able to escape from the bear by dropping his backpack, which distracted the animal while he got away.

Romanian Environment Minister Barna Tánczos said officials are considering relocating the bear after the most recent incident, but he is concerned the animal still would pose a danger to people in another location. He said he is looking at solutions to cope with the country's high population of bears.

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