What do you do when a bear charges you?

There are many answers to this question. Apparently, one response is to hold up your hands and surrender.

That is what this man appears to do, in the video below.

There are two bears on the scene.

The man is taking pictures. You can hear his friend telling him not to run.

The bears want to pass by the human. maybe this is getting too close for the bears. One of the bears charges him.

There is nowhere to run.

So the man holds up his hands in an attempt to let the bear know that he is no danger to them and does not want a  fight.

Amazingly enough, the bear seems to understand and stops his charge.

Add that to the list of what to do if you come across aggressive wildlife. Find a way to let them know that you really don't mean any harm and you don't want to fight. It doesn't always work, but, obviously, sometimes it does.

That's much like this video below where a man talks to a bear, calmly, letting it know that he really does not want any trouble.

My impression of this video is that the bear was just trying to be playful. But no human can be sure of that.

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How do you talk to a bear as you slowly, nervously, back away?

Hey bear! It's okay.

Hey bear. It's okay.

Was he saying that for the bear's sake or his own?

You can watch in the video below as the nervous man backs slowly away.

A curious bear zigzags between the trees, watching the human.

In the man's hand, you'll see he is holding something that is pointed at the bear. That is a bottle of bear spray.

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Woah Bear

Hey bear.

Hey, get out of here.

I'm leaving.

But the bear keeps sniffing and following him.

The man is smart enough to keep as many trees between him and the bear as he can. No need to be in the open spaces should the bear try to charge.

Still, at this point, the bear just seems curious.

Just when the man thinks he has put a little distance between him and the bear, the big guy trots a little bit and gets a bit too close.

Hey bear! It's okay.

Hey bear. It's okay.


Now the bear is getting TOO close.

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At one point the bear almost seems playful as it runs to a tree and climbs partway up it. It hangs on up there and looks at the man from above.



I guess the tree-climbing stunt made the man nervous.

But the second time the bear runs and climbs a tree the man takes it as a sign that the bear maybe just wants to play.

Good bear.

That's a good bear.

Just stay up here.

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Finally, the seemly curious and playful bear gets a little too close.

The nervous man shoots a squirt of bear spray out.

I'll let you watch the video to see what happens next.

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