Are brown bears dangerous?

The average brown bear encounter is more dangerous—3.5 times more likely to result in injury—than the average polar bear encounter, and 21 times more dangerous than the average black bear encounter, according to Smith and colleague Stephen Herrero, professor emeritus at the University of Calgary in Canada.

Do polar bears eat humans?

Bears. Polar bears, particularly young and undernourished ones will hunt people for food. … Truly man-eating bear attacks are uncommon, but are known to occur when the animals are diseased or natural prey is scarce, often leading them to attack and eat anything they are able to kill.

Do bears eat you alive?

A bear will eat you alive in certain conditions. But in most face-to-face encounters, bears will not attack you and they won’t eat you alive. There are so many myths about bears that it can seem impossible to distinguish facts from fiction.

How do you survive a bear attack?

Brown bears

  1. Always carry bear spray. This is a must-have in grizzly country, preferably in a holster or front pocket since you’ll just have a few seconds to fire. …
  2. Don’t be stealthy. …
  3. Don’t be a tease. …
  4. Don’t run. …
  5. Aim and spray. …
  6. Hit the dirt. …
  7. Play dead. …
  8. Box its nose or eyes.
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