Ralph Persson, a hunter in Jämtland, northern Sweden, was training his new hunting dog when suddenly a Scandinavian brown bear emerged from the woods and charged toward him.
But the man turned the tables on the animal and let out a huge roar in an attempt to scare it off.
"I screamed as much as I could and made myself very big," Persson told a local newspaper in an interview. And his unusual technique seemed to work perfectly.
Much to his relief, the huge bear turned away and rushed back into the forest.
Persson explained as a hunter, he has come across several bears in the wild and those experiences helped save his life.
"I have seen in the past how even cranes have chased bears by folding up their wings," he added.
There have been bear attacks on humans reported in Sweden but they are relatively rare as compared to North America, where, according to a 2011 study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management, between 1900 and 2009, 63 people were killed in 59 incidents in Canada and the United States.
On the other hand, there have only been two fatalities caused by bear attacks over the last century in Sweden.
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