Terrifying moment woman is chased by two bears in the alley outside her home in Romanian town
- A woman was chased into her own home by two bears in Sinaia, central Romania
- Video shows the woman leaving home before rushing back, pursued by bears
- Romania has the largest brown bear population in Europe outside Russia
This is the moment a Romanian woman was chased into her house by two bears in the latest such scare in the country.
The incident took place in Sinaia, which is a town in central Romania’s Prahova County, with footage showing a mother bear and her cub padding down an alley shortly before a woman leaves her house on October 27 at 9.45pm.
Romania has the largest population of brown bears outside Russia with an estimated 6,000 in the wild.
This is the moment a mother bear and her cub chase a Romanian woman back into her own home
The woman had left the house but camera footage shows her hurrying home, pursued by the bears
Incidents of bears attacking humans is common in the country. Since July authorities have been able to shoot bears that break into people’s homes
There are around 6,000 bears in Romania, the largest population in any European country outside of Russia
The footage shows a woman being chased by bears in an alley in front of her house but she manages to escape them at the last minute.
The woman, who has not been named, can be seen going through a gate connecting her home to the alley in front of her house and walking off and out of shot in the same direction the bears went.
A few seconds later, however, she can be seen running back to the gate and quickly heading back inside, being careful to close the gate behind her.
The mother bear and her cub can then be seen coming back into shot, with the mother bear getting up on her hind legs and placing her front paws on the woman’s fence before taking a good look over it and sniffing the air.
Despite the fence shuddering slightly under the mother bear’s weight, she does not attempt to knock it down and seems to decide that the woman is more trouble than she is worth.
After waiting around for a few seconds, the mother bear and her cub leave.
Since this July town and city authorities have been allowed to shoot bears that break into people’s houses, even though brown bears are protected animals.
The country’s bears often break into homes, hit cars and attack humans and livestock.