Gag Reflex: Bears, like many animals, have poor gag reflexes. A man recently survived a vicious bear attack by shoving his arm down the bear's throat, causing it to gag and then retreat.
Bear Hug: A man once escaped a bear attack when he locked his arms and legs around the bear in a reverse bear hug, which made it confused and it ran off. If you're on your back and the bear is on you, it might be your last resort.
Eye Gouge: Big bear has you down and is seconds away from having you for dinner. If you have a free hand left, drive a finger into the eye. Blindness ends all excursions.
This must have been the weirdest customer and employee interaction in history.