From Alaska to Michigan, reports of bear attacks across the U.S. have left seven people injured including one 12-year-old girl who was attacked while jogging. Urban sprawl and remote recreation are increasingly bringing bears and humans together. NBC's Tom Costello reports.
Tonight on "Nightly News," we take a look at the recent rash of bear attacks across the U.S. and why there have been so many close encounters between bears and humans.
It begs the question, what do you do if you see a bear? Visit the National Park Service website for more information on how to stay safe in bear country.
To watch a video about bear safety in the Smoky Mountains National Park, please click here.