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The National Park Service issues a reminder not to push your slow friend down to save yourself from a bear

The National Park Service would like to remind you what NOT to do when you and your friends encounter a bear in the wild.  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.”

READ: Please don’t run from bears or push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself.⁣⁣⁣⁣As a follow-up…

Posted by National Park Service on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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 they find all that non-threatening.

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