Specifically from large furry animals?

Let me start with SACRAMENTO REPRESENNNNNNT!

Some dude punches a bear in the face to save his teeny tiny dog. I tend to forget how you should defend yourself against nature’s beastly characters, but this does affirm my knowledge that with bears, you should be all big and loud and scary and shit.

So, what’s the deal with other animals? Is there a difference between black and brown bears? What about mountain lions? Curl up in a ball and protect your neck? Pitt bulls? Not animals in “nature” per se, but still. I am irrationally (or am I?) terrified of death by mauling.