Nat’l Park Svc: “Don’t Push Slower Friends Down To Save Yourself From Bears”

National Park Service / Facebook

When folks experience a close encounter with a bear at a national park, many may feel a real threat to their life, and rightfully so. Being attacked by a bear is no joke and can lead to serious injury or even death.

The National Park Service provides advice on its website on how to stay safe around bears. There’s a special section where you can know more about bear attacks, bear pepper spray, avoiding an encounter, or what you should do if you see a bear.

The NPS is always factual and serious when it comes to their advice but in a recent post on August 6th, 2020, the National Park Service said something that made some readers laugh. Among the advice NPS provided, they said this (below) that made the post go viral.

“Please don’t run from bears or push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself,” the National Park Service wrote on its official Facebook page. 

This comical advice got the post 31K likes, 3.1K comments, and 20K shares in 24 hours. A large number of followers commented on the post:

“I love this! Great advice, and the humor is a perfect way to keep people engaged. NPS is killin’ it on social media!” Erin Gartner said.

“This page is by far one of the best follows on Facebook,” Mike Bailey commented.

“I’m so glad they can have some fun!” Judi Schwandt wrote.

In addition to their attention-grabbing statement, the National Park Service went on to give solid advice on staying safe in bear country. Check out what they said and you can also watch the video below for more bear safety tips!

Watch The Video Below Sharing Some Tips About Bears