When confronted by a mountain lion – get big, but don’t look it in the eyes. If a shark attacks, hit it hard on the nose. If a bear comes your way, get big, and do make eye contact. And then stay big with your arms in the air, talking loudly, and backing away. If the bear keeps coming, this guy, NOT US, says grab it by it’s tongue.
What a brave soul! But it sounds like he was acting on pure adrenalin. The bear came out of nowhere and starting clawing our new Canadian friend, Gilles Cyr. It seemed like a miracle that Gilles grabbed the bear by the tongue which stopped the bear from clawing because now the bear just wanted to get away.
“When I opened up my eyes it was on top of me — with the friggin’ noise, it’s crazy the way it growls. Right from the stomach. It’s not from the mouth, it’s just inside. His mouth was wide open right in front of my face so the last thing I remember I had his tongue in my hand and I didn’t want to let go because he was trying to fight me off,” Cyr explained to CBC News.
Way to go, Gilles! By grabbing this bear’s tongue, then biting this bear’s tongue, you are now the butchest guy we know.
-Lee Callahan, Jack FM