Officials are telling outdoor enthusiasts to take precautions to avoid bear encounters
Do NOT run from a bear!! It will chase you; you start to run and its natural
instincts then see you as prey. Back away slowly, avoid direct eye contact, and
if all else fails (ie the bear charges you) lie face-down on the ground and play
dead, with you hands clasped behind your neck. You want to do everything
possible to not appear as a threat to that bear.