What to Do if You See a Bear in YosemiteScare the bear away by shouting or banging pots and pans. Bears that learn to avoid people are less likely to become problem bears. Never approach it.Author:StaffUpdated:Jul 3, 2017Original:Jan 21, 2015If you see a Bear in Developed Areas of YosemiteScare the bear away by shouting or banging pots and pans. Bears that learn to avoid people are less likely to become problem bears.Report all bear incidents to a park ranger.Never approach a bear! Like all wild animals, they can be unpredictable and dangerous.If you see a Bear in the BackcountryKeep a safe distance of at least 50 yards from the bear. Photographers, this is a good time to employ your zoom lens.If a bear comes into your camp, do all you can to scare it off: Yell, bang pots, and throw pine cones until it walks away. Be persistent if necessary.Count yourself lucky! Watching a black bear in its native habitat is one of Yosemite’s most thrilling experiences.