Kodiak brown bears can be very big – A male can measure 5 feet at the shoulder on all fours and 9.8 feet standing on its hind legs. The largest Kodiak ever recorded weighed 1,656 pounds. GLENN NAGEL / DREAMSTIME.COM

How to survive a bear attack

WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO DURING A BEAR ATTACK

Anyone who hikes, camps, hunts or fishes in bear country has thought about it. Those who live or work where bears also live need to be ready for it. Discussion groups online are filled with opinions on it. Friends around campfires entertain each other with legends about it. What should you do when confronted by a bear?

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