Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bearly Obvious

From this post on The Volokh Conspiracy on bears, I was pointed to this site on Bear Safety with this pretty obvious bit of advice:
· If the bear cannot be deterred and is intent on attack, fall to the ground as close to contact as possible and play dead.

· When the attack stops, remain still and wait for the bear to leave. If an attack is prolonged or the bear starts eating, you it is no longer being defensive.

Don't know how anyone could have figured that out. Of course for those following the advice above, I think by the time you realize the bear is eating you it is just a little late to shift tactics.

1 comment:

Scott said...

Perhaps instead of falling to the ground, one could apply some bear deterrent in the form of high velocity lead and copper (45/70, 30-06, 12 ga. slug, something along those lines)?