The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) shared some incredible footage of two massive back bears getting into a fight out in Gatlinburg.
The bears were spotted by BJ and Micah Campbell near Ely’s Mill as they were sitting inside their garage watching from a safe distance.
As the bears began to tussle, the Campbells whipped out a phone and started recording the Smoky Mountains animals.
“This video was captured while the Campbell’s were safe inside a garage but shows how strong and aggressive these magnificent creatures can be,” the agency wrote on Facebook.
TWRA also noted that it’s a little bit early for black bears to be engaged in a battle for dominance during the breeding season, so they figured this must have been a fight over food.
“We believe it may have been a dispute over a food source considering the size of both animals.”
The National Park Service says that willfully approaching within 50 yards (150 feet), or any distance that disturbs or displaces a bear, is illegal in the park, so it’s best to do what the Campbells did and film from a distance.
Anyone caught violating the federal regulation can result in fines or getting arrested. Authorities ask that onlookers use binoculars, telephone lenses, or a spotting scope to view the animals.