Went into Yellowstone the other day, through the West Entrance. I saw something I never expected to see! 4-5 adults on the side of the road with gallons of water (provided by the Park Service at the entrance), dumping water on their faces. Swollen red eyes, breathing hard, clearly in much distress.
I asked the ranger at the gate was going on … and he started to laugh. I said “they sprayed bear spray in their car didn’t they?” He nodded and laughed then said “I hope it’s a rental. They are going to have a long day with bear spray soaked into their car.”
Edit: The Ranger indicated that this was intentional … someone used it like bug spray or sun screen.
Seriously folks, this is not the first time that this has happened.
So to help you understand…
You spray the bear spray at the bear like pepper spray because that’s what it is!!!