How Swedes Deal With Bears

How do you deal with a bear attack? Well, if this viral video of a Swede fending off a brown bear is any lesson, getting big and loud works pretty darned well … at least if you’re Swedish.

It’s not really clear how this video came to be, nor why the guy had his camera out and at the ready, but he’s lucky the bear decided he wasn’t worth the effort. Swede or not, that’s one big bruin.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.