Signs of Bear Agitation

How do you know when a bear is getting agitated and that you need to be prepared to deploy your bear spray? Garrett and Anthony give us the rundown of signs that indicate a bear is agitated.

So what does it look like when you’re starting to get too close and a bear is starting to show signs of agitation? Yeah, Bears will start to salivate excessively. They also might have some stiff joints and stiff legs that might even clack their jaws or pop their jaws loudly. Bears also huff or shoot large amounts of air through their jowls. Another thing you might see, they’ll swipe at the ground and kind of throw dust up into the air. Yeah, and finally an agitated bear might bluff charge you coming at you really quickly and then stopping. Yeah, good opportunity to use the bear spray. Check out some of our other videos on that.