We don’t know if this is the best way to avoid a bear attack, but we do know that it worked for this guy.
Kevin Burton was walking on a trail in Kings Canyon National Park when he saw a brown bear walking towards him. Instead of freaking out, running away and knocking other people into the bear’s path, Burton stood still and calmly ordered the bear to get off the trail. Apparently, bears are very good listeners.
If you do go hiking, you should defintely do some actual research on what to do should you encounter a bear. Still, we do know that Burton handled this situation like a total badass. And we definitely recommend that you handle situations like a total badass.