"They're more scared of you than you are of them," is a saying almost every child must have heard their parents utter at least once when confronted by a spider or some other insignificant creature.

We have to say, we were certainly always sceptical of that advice, until we saw this video of a bear and a man confronting each other in California this week.

It looks like they were just as terrified as each other.

"Hey, guy across the street with the camera, thanks for warning me I was about to walk into a bear!"

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