The quirky bear advice also reminds hikers that bruins like to be left alone: "Don't we all?"
The man and the bear were "doing fine," the circus manager said after the animal was kicked and subdued with a stun gun.
The man shot the bear with a bow and arrow, then attempted to recover the carcass too soon, authorities said.
"I don't blame the shark, I don't blame the bear, and I don't blame the rattlesnake," the victim said.
“The crunching noise, I guess, was the teeth scraping against the skull as it dug in,” the 19-year-old said.
Runner Patrick Cooper phoned his brother as the animal chased him.
"The force of each bite was like a sledge hammer with teeth," Todd Orr wrote later.
A search continued Thursday for the animal, believed to have been a grizzly.
Karen Williams said she survived by playing dead after a mother bear attacked her less than three miles from the finish line.
"They asked if I was ok. I said no, but I need to find my dog. The ambulance was on its way and I didn't want to leave until