A Boy Scout avoided serious injuries by playing dead when attacked by a bear during a recent camping trip in Pennsylvania.
After a bear ripped down his tent at Hickory Run State Park, Chris Malasics, 14, tried to figure out the best thing to do to not get hurt. He then curled up in the fetal position inside his sleeping bag.
As the bear started tossing Chris around, his Scout leader tried to create a disturbance by banging pots and pans and flashing car headlights. The bear eventually got the message and wandered off.
Chris was taken to a hospital for treatment for his cuts and bruises. He was also given a precautionary rabies shot.
He said the experience will not keep him from going camping again. In the future he intends to make sure he has pepper spray for any bears that may show up.