Bear encounters are much more common in the summer when bears are looking for food to horde for the winter and people are out having cook outs.

After a local man had a run in with a bear, NBC 10’s Julie Tremmel demonstrated a slew of helpful tips to attempt if one ever came face to face with a great bear as a public service. 

Sadly, her Oscar-worthy acting skills seem to be stealing the spotlight from the actual safety tips. 

The video has since gone viral over the weekend, garnering over 300,000 hits and being appearing on HuffPost, InQuisitr, and NowMSN.