Imaging going on a walk through the woods, enjoying nature, only to turn and see a large motorcycle ripping towards you at 35mph, all while dodging trees and cruising over rough terrain. That’s essentially what it would be like if a grizzly decided to charge at you in the middl of the woods (major anatomical differences aside, of course).

Seriously though, grizzly bears can run up to 35mph, so if one decides to charge you, there’s not much you’ll be able to do. For reference, sprinter Usain Bolt set his 100-meter sprint record with an average speed of around 23.4 mph.

This is a good reminder to follow bear safety while in the wilderness. Make plenty of noise while hiking so they know to stay away and, if you see one, keep your distance and don’t startle it in any way. Check out the U.S. National Park Service’s tips to staying safe around bears if you plan on heading into an area known to contain bears.

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