US News National Park Service warns against sacrificing slower friends in bear attack, "even if friendship has run its course."

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There are a few potential reactions to being attacked by a bear – stand your ground and attempt to scare it off, run away or perhaps curl up into the fetal position and hope for the best.

The US government has now, however, officially advised against the most cowardly option: pushing over a slower friend to save yourself.

The National Park Service has warned against sacrificing another person to an irate bear “even if you think the friendship has run its course” in a rather informal set of recommendations posted on Facebook.

Bear attacks are a rare but real threat in parts of the US, with a man recently videoing his own mangled hand and arm after encountering a grizzly bear in an abandoned shed in Montana. In a separate incident this week, wildlife officials in Alaska killed four bears suspected of involvement in the death of a man who was mauled while clearing a trail behind his property.


Read more here. (The Guardian UK)
 

Varine

And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war
FOUR bears? How badass was this guy that it took FOUR bears they had to kill?

Also if I can attest to the sideways thing. I think the idea is that coming more forward can be attributed to aggression and attack, and going back is a recognition of being a threat, where it's like I don't want to fight right now but would if I could. So still a threat. Whereas sideways is like I'll go ahead and leave you your due space.

If you're getting attacked by four bears though, idk gl. Apparently you'll be avenged.
 
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