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What Happens When A Bear And Some Dude Scare Each Other

05/14/2015 11:12 pm ET | Updated May 14, 2015

One minute, you're the king of your castle, strolling in the yard with a drink in your hand and not a care in the world. The next, you're hightailing it out of there after coming face to face with a bear.

That's what happened in the clip above. And if you think the man was terrified, just check out the bear's reaction.

Sometimes, wild animals really are just as afraid of us as we are of them.

The clip was posted on YouTube with no explanation as to where or when it was filmed. However, several observers on reddit have pointed out that the animal's characteristics and behavior suggest it's a black bear.

Bear in mind that running away isn't always the best option. The right move during such an encounter depends on the type of bear and the situation. But if you live in an area with bears -- or plan to camp in bear country -- take a few moments to learn about the creatures you're sharing the land with.

The National Park Service has some bear basics here.

(h/t Mashable)

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