VIRAL VIDEO: Close Encounter With Brown Bear

Ashlee Pitzl

VIRAL VIDEO: Close Encounter With Brown Bear

By Ashlee Pitzl. CREATED Jul 17, 2014

(KMTV) - Drew Hamilton is a tech worker at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He posted YouTube video  he shot in June at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, of a very close encounter with a brown bear.

The bear lumbers over to the brave camper's site, having a brief sit to survey the riverbed. He looks out of breath and at one point, it almost looks as if he's smiling before he turns back the way he came.