These three women were going on a hike in Mexico when they had a VERY close encounter with a black bear. My first thought is HOW TERRIFYING!!! These women not only did the right thing by freezing in place, one of them had enough courage to whip out her cell phone and take a SELFIE with the bear!
According to TMZ,
The bear gets up on its hind legs and is pretty much right up against the woman, who doesn't fret ... in fact, she calmly whips out her phone and snaps a shot, almost like they were hiking buddies or something. Meanwhile, a man filming from a distance is trying to shoo the bear away like it was a household pet. Looks like it worked -- the bear eventually got back and down and crept away slowly.
I am 100% sure I would have peed my pants!!!
Here's what the Humane Society advises you do if you ever have an encounter with a black bear
If you do encounter a bear, remain calm and remember that the bear is likely more scared of you than you are of him. Attacks by black bears on people are very rare and most black bears can be easily scared away with the following approach:
Stand and face the bear directly. Never run away from or approach him.
Make yourself look as big as possible by spreading your arms or, better yet, a coat.
Make as much noise as possible by yelling, banging pots and pans or using other noisemaking devices.
If the bear approaches and you have bear spray, spray the bear as he approaches.
In the very rare case that a black bear does attack you, fight back (don’t play dead).
After the bear leaves, remove whatever attracted him to the location (barbecue grill, bird feeder, pet food or garbage).