VIDEO: Bear chases skier down slopes in Romania

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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Video captured a brown bear chasing a skier down the slopes in Romania -- for the second time this season!

PREDEAL, Romania -- A bear paid a surprise visit Tuesday to a group of skiers in central Romania.

A skier who shot the footage on a slope near the town of Predeal tried to make the bear move away, to no avail, before deciding to ski away.

His video showed the bear racing down the slope behind him.

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After chasing the skier for a while, the bear stopped and wandered away into the forest.

A skier at a Predeal mountain resort had a similar experience in January. As a brown bear chased a skier down the slopes, the individual threw a backpack to distract the animal.

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"The skier did the right thing," Ion Zaharia, a police spokesperson in Brasov, Romania, told ABC News at the time. "The bear was distracted by things inside his backpack. We are considering to relocate the bear, who should be hibernating now, anyway, but in recent years, we have more bears confronting skiers in the winter."