Man Halts Bear Attack With Primal Scream

This is how you escape from a bear attack.

Ralph Perrson was walking with his wife and dog in the woods when he noticed his dog was barking differently, Swedish outlet The Local reported. Suddenly a large Eurasian brown bear ran out of the woods and charged at him.

Fortunately, Perrson knew that bears are much more scared of us than we are of them. Standing his ground, he raised his arms and let out a primal yell. The very startled bear spun right around and ran back into the woods:

YouTube/Sgt McTarget
YouTube/Sgt McTarget

Like black bears in the U.S., Eurasian brown bears avoid humans and rarely attack unless provoked or startled, which this one probably was. There have only been two fatal attacks in Sweden in the past century.

Experts recommend using the same tactics to avoid encounters with both species: make yourself big, speak loudly and never run away. (Be warned though: If you run into a grizzly bear in the U.S., this approach might not work.)

Perrson luckily kept his head on straight and both bear and human got away safely.

Watch the video below to hear Perrson's bear-repelling scream - and see incredible footage from his phone.

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