|More than 100 yards away and moving away
||Keep children where they can be observed.
|100–50 yards away; various positions and movements; attention away from people
||Remain calm; do not approach. Avoid rapid movements or running. Make your presence known then slowly back away / leave the area.
|In a tree (including treed by dogs)
||Leash dogs; move away from tree until out of sight and allow animal to escape.
|100–50 yards away; various or changing positions; ears up; attention toward people and/or following people
||Slight for Adults; Serious for Unaccompanied Children
||Hold small children; keep older children close. Assume standing position; do not turn your back. Look for sticks, rocks, or other weapons and pick them up using an aggressive posture; do your best to appear large and threatening.
|50–25 yards away; intense staring and hiding coupled with crouching and/or creeping toward people
||Considering/Positioning for Attack
||Move slowly to get behind trees or boulders, but don't lose sight of the animal. Make menacing sounds; throw things if animal is close enough to hit.
|25 yards or closer; tail twitching; body and head low to ground; rear legs may be gently pumping or treading up and down
||Prepare to defend yourself using whatever weapons are available (including lethal). Pepper spray may be effective if animal is close and downwind. If animal attacks, fight back!