"Thankyou Drop Bear Aware! I can't say enough to show my appreciation for the understanding and appreciation Drop Bear Aware has given me about the wild Australian bush."
"Not only did I gain an understanding of these magnificent but deadly creatures, but I had peace of mind during my travels in Australia. I definitely saw not one single drop bear during my visit and I feel this is largely thanks to Drop Bear Aware! All the best guys."
Oliver - Niedersachsen, Germany
That's like asking if god is real. Its not so much whether drop bears are physically real that is the question here, but whether or not you believe in them. Many Australian's believe in Drop Bears and many don't. It is as simple as that. Despite all efforts, conclusive evidence about the physical characteristics of a drop bear are largely unknown. This could be because they don't exist, or because they are extremely rare and cunning creatures who rarely leave suvivors. There have been reported cases which experts have not ruled out the possibility of drop bear related attacks, although it is hard to formally offer a statement based on an animal which has not been scientifically proven to exist.
We simply say this:
If you don't believe in drop bears, that's fine and you are not alone. All we can do is spread the awareness of such creatures and let people make up their own minds, and until there is undoubtedly conclusive scientific evidence that drop bears exist, there will be those who believe and those who don't.
One thing we have found however is that those who have opened their minds to such a possibility have been brought together through the bond of belief. We have seen many drop bear aware friendships formed over the years, as those brought together by the common fear of drop bears and the removal of that fear is a powerful thing, and I wouldn't want to take that away from anyone.
If you see a drop bear in the wild, the first thing you should do is show that you are not scared. Pretend you haven't seen it and walk slowly away. Despite a drop bear's bulky body, they are known to be extremely agile creatures, so out running may or may not be an option. Of course if you are near a clearing or open space, you could quickly head there to avoid a drop bear attack from above