Of all the things one might do if one were walking through the woods and came upon a bear, one of the more counterintuitive* options would be to yell at it. And yet, here we are, watching a video of a man do just that. What a world!
“I screamed as much as I could and made myself very big,” he told Sundsvall Tidning, a Swedish-language newspaper. “I have seen in the past how even cranes have chased bears by folding up their wings.”
Persson admits that he might have been more careful. “This time, I went over the limit. You have to have respect for the animals,” he said.
And yet: “To lie down and play dead? I do not believe in that.”