Winnie The Pooh, Rupert Bear, Paddington, Sooty and every single teddy bear we’ve ever owned – when we were growing up, bears were often depicted as playful and friendly creatures, which would always be there to comfort us when we’re scared.
Well, it’s time to lose this common misconception, and realise that bears are in fact giant, furry killing machines, which will rip you limb from limb and feast on your corpse if given the change.
For years, I have often heard that in the event of a bear attack, you need to make yourself look at big as possible and make a load noise. However, I just thought that it was urban legend. Surely a mighty and powerful bear wouldn’t be tightened of such a puny human… Would it?
What a little c0ward. Then again, I would have probably reacted the same way if a crazy Swedish bloke started yelling at me…