So you’re visiting one of our country’s fine national parks and — uh oh! — you find yourself face to face with a bear? How do you escape?
Well, the National Park Service would like to remind you what NOT to do.
They put up a Facebook post yesterday on their official page reminding people if they encounter a bear, quote, “Please don’t push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself.”
The advice is mixed in with other tips like “don’t run” and “don’t climb a tree.”
So if you can’t run, climb a tree, OR sacrifice your friends, what DO you do? Stay calm, slowly move away, and walk sideways while you keep eye contact with the bear, apparently they find all that non-threatening.