It seems the threat of a bear chasing you down the snow-covered slopes of Romanian mountains is more real than the deadly Dracula. In a video that is now going viral, a group of skiers at Predeal Ski Resort in the Transylvanian mountains of Romania were chased down the slope by the bear on Tuesday.
According to a report byABC News,ski instructor Adrian Stoica made a viral video that shows how the unexpected appearance of the bear caught his 15students off-guard. The report mentions that this is the second such incident that took place in the same area. The first appearance of the bear amidst winters, which is supposed to be their hibernation time, happened in January. The ABC news report mentions that the instructor said he was not scared to return to the same ski run where a bear charged after people on the slopes in January until another young bear suddenly came out of the woods.
The 50-year-old ski instructor told the website that as he was skiing down the mountain, a bear suddenly appeared on the slope and a group of at least 15 skiers was trapped on the spot. He told the students to try to chase the bear away by making noise and shouting. However, that did not work.
He tried to separate from the group to draw the bear’s attention towards him. As he was doing this, he also started recording the incident. Stoica told ABC News that he slowly waved his arms, and made the bear come after him as it was really close to the group. He said that he was just hoping that the bear would get tired and would go back to the forest as he indulged him in a few futile exercises.
The group of skiers that was trapped down the slope were warned by Stoica to remain calm as he and the bear came whooshing past them. Describing his experience, Stoica told the website that it was horror, but also an experience of a lifetime, being alone with a wild animal in the wilderness.