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Man Turns the Tables on Charging Bear

A Swedish man walking his dog through the woods gets blindsided by a bear but he knows exactly what to do. 

A man in Sweden, Ralph Perrson, was out with his wife walking their dog. All of a sudden, the dog started barking hectically toward the woods as a bear approached them.

A Eurasian bear erupted from the trees, charging at Perrson.

Perrson apparently knows exactly what to do in the event of a bear attack: stand tall and scream loudly.

That bear had no idea what he was charging, but he quickly decided it was scarier than himself and hightailed it back to the woods.

What to Do If You Encounter a Bear

As uncommon as bear attacks are, they do happen, especially when a sow feels the need to protect her cubs. It's important that you know how to protect yourself should you ever encounter one.

They'll often start with what's called a "bluff charge," which usually includes some loud blowing noises and swatting of the ground, which they use to scare off any potential threats.

The best thing you can do is ensure the bear has a clear escape route, as nothing will make a bear more aggressive than the feeling that it's being cornered.

You can follow Perrson's lead to scare it away from you, or you can simply yell, "Hey bear!" and attempt to make yourself look as large as possible by raising your arms, opening your jacket and clapping your hands. Sometimes standing on a stump or a rock can help make you look bigger, too.