Do Not ‘Push A Slower Friend Down’ If You Encounter A Bear, NPS Says

  • The National Park Service has some bear-y important tips for what not to do if you – and a friend – encounter a bear in the wild.
  • “If you come across a bear, never push a slower friend down,” the agency wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, “even if you feel the friendship has run its course.”
  • The agency used the lighthearted joke as a segue into some more serious bear safety tips.
  • ⁣⁣”Seeing a bear in the wild is a special treat for any visitor to a national park,” the agency wrote in another tweet. “While it is an exciting moment, it is important to remember that bears in national parks are wild and can be dangerous.”
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