How to AVOID a Bear Attackavoiding bear attacks and stay safe in the wilderness
March 15th, 2016
Episode 7: The chances of being killed by a bear while visiting the Yellowstone National park is 1 in 2.1 million. The good news is that it is not likely that you will be killed or attacked by a bear. However, for those unfortunate people with extremely bad luck, here is a video on how to avoid bear attacks.
Assuming a brown bear has not yet attacked and slapped you in the face, you should slowly and quietly begin backing away. If a black bear is about to attack you, well…then wipe those tears off your face and get ready to fight for your life.
Some myths and misconceptions:
1. Grizzly bears cannot climb trees? FALSE, both grizzly and black bears can climb trees.
2. Bears cannot run downhill because their front legs are shorter than their hind legs. FALSE, bears can outrun you no matter where you try to run, don’t believe us? Go run away from a bear downhill and see for yourself.