Bear Grylls Talks Bear Safety with the President

12 21 2015

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Bear safety was a central topic of conversation between Bear Grylls, famous survivalist, and President Obama on a special episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

Obama called his 48-hour expedition with Grylls one of the "best days of [his] presidency," citing the adventure as an escape from the office and its corresponding formal dress.

Grylls gave President Obama a quick overview on bear safety, reminding our Commander-in-Chief that bears are most dangerous "when you surprise them, when they're feeding, when they're eating or when they're fornicating."

Grylls confirmed to a curious Obama that making noise does, generally, ward off bears - but bear spray is his "first and last line of defense."

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"I am sure the 'hiss' of the spray escaping the canister startled her to a point, however, the spray was upon her in an instant. She reacted immediately [...]. She ran away basically the same direction she had approached, at approximately 45 degrees away shaking her head."

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