- caution /KAW-shuhn/
- trigger /TRIG-er /
- instinct /IN-stingkt /
- clasp /klasp/
- uncommon /uhn-KOM-uhn /
[noun] – great care and attention
Before crossing the street, it is important to look both ways and proceed with caution to ensure your safety.
[verb] – to cause something to start
Loud noises can sometimes trigger anxiety in people who are sensitive to sound.
[noun] – the way people or animals naturally react or behave, without having to think or learn about it
Even without any prior training, a mother dog relies on her instincts to protect and care for her puppies.
[verb] – to hold someone or something firmly in your hands or arms
She carefully clasped her necklace around her neck, ensuring that it would stay securely in place.
[adjective] – not seen, happening, or experienced often
The student’s extensive vocabulary made it clear that they had a strong command of English, using uncommon words that were not frequently heard in everyday conversation.
When you encounter a bear, stay calm and avoid panicking. Bears are often more afraid of humans than we are of them. Keep a respectful distance and never approach or feed them. Stay calm and stand your ground. Don’t make direct eye contact, as it can be seen as a threat. Instead, look away and slowly crouch down to appear smaller. If the bear comes closer, speak calmly and firmly to make your presence known. To let a bear know you’re human, don’t run or make sudden moves. Running can trigger their hunting instincts. If a bear charges, stand your ground, use bear spray if available, and play dead if it makes physical contact. Lie flat on your stomach with your hands clasped behind your neck to make it harder for the bear to flip you over. Stay still until the bear leaves, as it might be defending its territory or cubs. Once the bear is gone, slowly get up and leave the area.
Encounters with bears are uncommon, but it’s crucial to be prepared and respond appropriately. Maintain composure, give the bear its space, and adhere to these safety tips for a safe and remarkable wilderness experience.
- Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to remain calm and composed while encountering a potentially dangerous animal? If so, could you share your experience?
- Can you recall a time when you had to maintain a respectful distance from a wild animal to ensure your safety? What were the circumstances?
- Do you agree that staying calm and avoiding panicking is crucial when encountering a bear in the wilderness?
- How can being prepared and knowledgeable about bear encounters enhance your wilderness experience?
- What are some potential consequences of not adhering to the safety tips provided when encountering a bear?