Black bear approaches visitors at wildlife refuge, pats woman on back of head

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A black bear walked up to a crowd of people at a wildlife refuge in Mexico and patted a woman's hair, video shows.

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Two bears rummage through trash cans before one of them approaches a group of people at Chipinque Ecological Park, video posted Saturday shows.

The bear saunters over, then stands on two legs before softly patting a woman on the back of the head. The woman apparently tries to ignore the bear, which then lowers back onto four legs and walks away.

Santa Catarina Civil Protection shared a warning about bears shortly after the video was posted.

"Don't come near them, don't bother them and keep food away," authorities wrote on social media. "Don't feed them or throw food at them, and please don't hit them."

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