There are tons of things you probably shouldn’t do when being attacked by a bear and we’ve gotta say, before this story we weren’t really sure where “try to reason with it” would rank.

This 27-year-old guy in Canada was being attacked by a black bear and assuming it was just impending death he did the only thing he could think of.

He looked this bear in the eye and said, “You don’t gotta do this.”

Bold strategy, but it actually worked for him because it didn’t eat him and he walked away with just some scratch marks on his back and arm.

We don’t suggest you go out on your own and try it yourself but we’re not saying to not try it if you have to!

Source: Fox News