It's hiking season! Remember to drink plenty of water, leave the trail how you found it, behave safely in the presence of wildlife, and avoid murder if at all possible.
On Wednesday, the National Park Service shared a hilarious PSA with outdoor adventurers regarding proper protocol around bears. In a lengthy post made on the agency's Facebook page, rangers informed hikers of the right steps to take if faced with a bear — don't run, don't climb a tree, etc. — while accounting for one of the more uh...creative solutions that might occur to a panic-stricken park-goer in a moment of crisis.
"Please don't run from bears or push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself," the PSA begins. "As a follow-up to a previous post, if you come upon a stationary bear, move away slowly and sideways; this allows you to keep an eye on the bear and avoid tripping." That previous post was made on National Friendship Day (Aug. 2) and also suggests not murdering your loved ones. Read more...More about National Park Service, Bear, Science, and Animals