How likely are you to survive a bear attack?
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Playing dead is a 75 percent effective tactic; because most bear attacks are defensive, bears will back off once they realize you are not a threat. Of course, nothing in the wild is predictable.
Playing dead is the last choice if you’re attacked by a black bear. Attempt to flee to a safe location, such as a car or a building. If escaping isn’t an option, use whatever available object to fight back. Kicks and blows should be focused on the bear’s face and muzzle.
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