In Billings, Montana, a woman has been charged with approaching a mother grizzly bear and her cubs at Yellowstone National Park. Samantha Dehring, from Carol Stream, faces two offenses: violating closures and use limits; and feeding, touching, teasing, frightening or intentional disturbing of wildlife.
According to the Associated Press, Dehring was captured on video on May 10 approaching the mother bear and her two cubs. The mother charged the woman who then left the area. Park regulations require visitors to stay at least 300 feet away from bears and wolves.
Witnesses saw the mother bear get closer to Dehring and yelled to her to get away.
After the video was shared to social media, Dehring was recognized. A warrant to search her social media discovered the video with Dehring tagged. Her first court appearance is scheduled for August 26.
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