I've been to Gatlinburg a few times, but, unlike many visitors, I have NEVER had an encounter with a bear.

And I don't want one. Don't get me wrong.

I certainly am not interested in the kind of near miss THIS coaster rider had:

Looks to me like the mama bear has dealt with this track before the way she scurries her cubs away from it.

Can you imagine being that woman and seeing those bears dead ahead? NO thank you.

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