Swedish Guy Terrifies Charging Bear
From our buddy, KC, of the Montana Outdoors Radio Show:
The concept of being "bear aware," has been a regular installment to outdoor activities for many of us. We live in a state where a grizzly bear sighting is not rare, but more of a regular occurrence. If you spend anytime in the outdoors, you need to always be prepared for a possible bear attack.
According to the US Forest Service
Being outdoors means being with wildlife. Many people never encounter a bear. But if you do, here's some simple advice:
- DO NOT RUN.
- Remain calm.
- Group together and pick up small children.
- Continue to face the bear and back away slowly, talking calmly to identify yourself as a human.
- If the bear continues to approach, try to scare it away by making yourself as large and imposing as possible by stretching your arms overhead and making loud noises.
- Carry and know how to use bear spray, which is available at many outdoor retailers and can be used to deter a charging bear.
Video has recently surfaced online, of a Swedish man practicing one of steps to protect yourself from a bear attack. Watch as he makes himself as large as possible and delivers a loud yell.