This happened last month in Canada. A first-time hunter came across a 250-pound black bear sitting in a tree, and ON the metal platform that he wanted to use. Instead of moving on to keep from getting mauled, he ordered the bear to come down. And he succeeded. It was like the bear understood what he was saying. It looked at him, and then got off the stand and climbed down the ladder . . . and left.
I lost it when he said "hey, you look just like me getting outta there!"