Dasein: Following the advice in that video could get you killed. If you're attacked by a black bear, playing dead will get you eaten. Black bears feed on carrion.
If you encounter a polar bear, keep these tips in mind:
-Good luck. Polar bears are the biggest bears on Earth, and they're much harder to scare than brown or black bears. The best strategy is to avoid meeting them in the first place.
-Don't give up. Unfortunately, neither playing dead nor fighting back works as well against polar bears as against their smaller relatives. They're often more interested in eating you than in neutralizing you as a threat, so playing dead might just make their job easier. Fighting back is pretty useless, too, but if you find yourself rolling around the tundra with a one-ton polar bear, you don't have much to lose.
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