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"I honestly thought we were going to sit there and just watch him get mauled," Paige Marple, who shot the video, told WBIR.
After the video went viral, the park released a statement urging visitors to "act responsibly" around bears.
"Bears should never be fed or approached," the statement read, according to WBIR. "We work hard to keep bears wild in a space shared with 11.4 million people. We need each visitor to do their part by always staying at least 50 yards back from bears and properly disposing of food waste – for their safety and that of the bears."
Anyone who gets closer than 50 yards to one of the bears could be arrested or fined, officials said.
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