Summer is bear season and the National Parks Service took time to give advice on what people should do if they encounter a bear in the wild.
“If a bear clacks its teeth, sticks out its lips, huffs, woofs, or slaps the ground with its paws, it is warning you that you are too close and are making it nervous,” the National Park Service said. “The bear’s nervous? Heed this warning and slowly back away.”
The service also felt obligated to remind people that pushing down a friend and running away is not an option.
“Running to a tree or frantically climbing a tree may provoke a bear to chase you,” the National Park Service said. “If the friend you pushed down somehow made it up a tree and is now extending you a hand, there’s a good chance you’re not getting up that tree. Karma’s a bear.”