posted on Mar, 26 2004 @ 04:19 PM
Yeah that guy is pretty funny...He is on real TV everyonce in a while and on Discovery channel.
The only reason he has not yet faced a grizzly is because the suit has na manuverability.
What a wimp!
Some bear attack tips
If a Bear Attacks:
- If it approaches slowly experts suggest two differing ploys. Try either or both:
- Talk softly, back away from the critter, don't make eye contact, don't threaten it in any way and it may lose interest. If not:
- Be aggressive, make a noise, wave your hands.
- If it does run at you and is up on its hind legs making unpleasant noises including puffing, teeth chomping, and snarling then here are your
Run to safety* - if you are absolutely sure that you can reach it in time before the creature. These animals can travel at the speed of a top
*Trees are not a good refuge. Black bears climb them all day long and so do young brown bears. Older grizzlies are proficient tree shakers. Polar
bears live in the Arctic Circle where trees are thin on the ice.
Water is equally useless. Brown and Polar bears love water, are excellent swimmers and will not get hypothermia or drown as a result of taking a cold
dip, unlike you. Try your car.
- Roll up in a ball, protect vital organs and pretend to be dead. Bears who do not want to eat you may roll around on you for a bit, or just go away.
If the bear is not showing anger - just hunger - this may not be a good choice!
- Spray pepper in its face. Just like humans, a painful spray in the eyes, works wonders against a bear 75% of the time. However their tolerance for
pain may be such, that after just a few seconds they shrug it off and attack once more, even angrier, though more cautious.
Extra potent long range bear deterrents are now available.
- Fight back. It's probably not worth trying this option with a Polar or Grizzly in your face unless you have some kind of weapon, but a black bear
may be put off his food by efficient ultra-violence.