The shaky relationship between bears and tourists flared up again this weekend, when a mama bear and her cubs wound up no the same bridge as a group of foreign tourists.

Neither the bear nor the tourists were really willing to jump off the bridge, so instead it became a weird run for safety, by both parties.

Most backpacking handbooks suggest that when encountering a bear in the wild, your best course of action is to make yourself look as large as possible and scream at the bear to scare it off.

But when you're in a civilized area, like a bridge over the Yellowstone River, and you can see the tour bus ahead, these people decided it would be best to challenge the bear to a foot race. As you can see, it all worked out for everyone involved, but keep an eye on the bear, and notice how fast it was moving without even breaking a sweat.