29 July 2016

Nikispeak – How to encounter a bear

Last afternoon, as we were driving around the Mendenhall area, I overheard the two girls sitting in the backseat discussing what to do if we came up on a bear…

Tasha: “You slowly back out”
Niki: “What if the bear is too near?”
Tasha: “Then you run”
Niki: “What if the bear can outrun you?”
Tasha: “Then you lay down and just act dead?” [I think she remembered a story of a person who did the same and the bear, convinced that he was dead, walked away]

Niki, was completely unimpressed with the tactic of simply laying down in front of the bear and then acting dead.
“That is silly”, she said. “The bear is going to be – Wow! FREE MEAT!!” πŸ™‚

Posted July 29, 2016 by Rajib Roy in category "Humor", "Vacations


  1. By Al Blake on

    Did you tell them the one about “I don’t have to outrun the bear – I just have to outrun you?” πŸ™‚

  2. By Stephen Hunter on

    Pretty straight forward as an Alaskan: if you are related I shoot the bear if not I shoot you in the leg and run away. πŸ™


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