A group of visitors in Alaska avoided an encounter with a huge grizzly bear by remaining calm and not yelling and freaking out. Seriously, watch the video below.
It may appear to be a straightforward task, but would you be able to keep your cool in the face of a massive apex predator like that?
If you watch the footage, you can see the massive Alaskan bear roaming by the group, who just stand there and don’t respond.
According to experts, their coolness may have saved their lives.
Of course, if you start shouting and running around, the bear is likely to become frightened as well, and then all bets are off.
According to the experts, the group did precisely what the National Park Service recommends by keeping calm, not shouting or fleeing, and speaking gently to it to demonstrate that they mean no harm.
Also, keep in mind that these bears can change. Running away does not ensure success.
The bear, as shown in the video, had a few noticeable wounds on its body from a struggle with another bear just before it saw the people.
The seaplane captain who had carried the visitors out can be heard saying ‘hello big guy’ and ‘hey bear’ in a soothing manner to keep the situation as calm as possible.
Cara Siciliano, 44, filmed the video and stated, ” “I presently reside in Fort Myers, Florida, and when I am not on the hunt for my next adventure, I work as a real estate broker in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.
“When we recorded this movie in Katmai Park in Alaska, I was traveling with two other couples and my seaplane pilot.
“Honestly, I’m surprised I didn’t appear more terrified; my first instinct was to glance up at the sky and make sure I was okay with God, then I prayed, and then I pushed record on my phone.”
She praised the plane’s pilot, saying he kept everything calm and under control.
“My seaplane pilot stated he traveled that path 1,000 times and has never seen anything like that!” Cara said.
The National Park Service’s bear encounter policy is as follows: “Keep cool and remember that most bears do not want to harm you; instead, they want to be left alone.
“Bears may bluff their way out of a fight by attacking and then turning away at the last moment.
“Defensively, bears may woof, yawn, salivate, growl, snap their jaws, and lay their ears back.”
“Keep talking to the bear in low tones; it will help you stay calmer and will not be intimidating to the animal.”
“A scream or unexpected movement might set off an assault.” Never emit a high-pitched shriek or simulate bear sounds.”
That’s all there is to it. They appear to have handled the issue admirably.
Incredible trip to Alaska we happen to encounter a bear walking right in front of us fortunately my seaplane captain kept everyone calm 🐻♬ original sound – MrsB111
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