Are you a fan of Justin Bieber’s music? If not, you may want to convert yourself into a “Belieber” because it may save your life one day.
According to the New York Post , a fisherman in Russia was attacked by a brown bear, but was able to escape death when his Justin Bieber ringtone went off and scared the bear.
Igor Vorozhbitsyn, 42, was heading toward his favorite fishing spot in Russia’s Yakutia Republic when a bear started clawing at him, according to The Austrian Times .
The man told the news agency that his granddaughter had downloaded the hit song “Baby” onto his phone as a joke. As funny as the joke may be, it was lifesaving when his phone rang during the attack and Bieber’s melody scared the bear.
According to the report, the man said the bear halted the attack and fled back into the forest.
The man said he “couldn’t believe” his luck.
According to wildlife experts who spoke with The Austrian Times, a “sharp shock can stop an angry bear in its tracks” as the ringtone was a “very unexpected sound for a bear”.
In a photo of the man, bruises and injuries can be seen on his hands, head and chest.
Vorozhbitsyn called for help, but was rescued by a fellow fisherman who found him.