Step 2: Park in the middle of the road, rather than pulling off to the side. (Oh wait, that's how you get mauled by an angry Nicole.)
Step 3: Get out of your vehicle.
Step 4: Ignore a nice local (me) when they suggest you get back in your car.
Step 5: Approach the bear.
Step 6: Put nothing between you and a mother who's feeding with her cub.
Step 7: Get even closer for that perfect shot.
Step 8: Turn your back on the animal and tell your kids to get out of the car and check out the fun "toy" eating dandelions.
Step 9: Congratulations, you have successfully become bear food.
So in the future, if you want to view wildlife in Jasper, please stay in your vehicle or do it like this guy—pull over to the side of the road, put a vehicle between you and the animal, silently take a few photos and then move along—because the last thing I want to do is get called out to the scene of a mauling. Can you imagine taking photos of that for the paper? Ick!
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