How To Survive A Bear Attack Graphic
This is a helpful graphic with a catchy “rhyme” that shows you how to survive a bear attack.
Apparently for different types of bears you take a totally different approach. This rhyme seems like an easy thing to remember, which can be helpful in a tense moment.
This graphic and rhyme and rooted in truth, as these are official recommendations from the National Parks Service website on how to survive bear attacks:
Brown/Grizzly Bears: If you are attacked by a brown/grizzly bear, leave your pack on and PLAY DEAD. Lay ﬂat on your stomach with your hands clasped behind your neck. Spread your legs to make it harder for the bear to turn you over. Remain still until the bear leaves the area. Fighting back usually increases the intensity of such attacks. However, if the attack persists, fight back vigorously. Use whatever you have at hand to hit the bear in the face.
Black Bears: If you are attacked by a black bear, DO NOT PLAY DEAD. Try to escape to a secure place such as a car or building. If escape is not possible, try to ﬁght back using any object available. Concentrate your kicks and blows on the bear’s face and muzzle.