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Bear Goes Selfie-Crazy

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

A motion-activated camera in Colorado contained a surprise for officials monitoring wildlife activity.

Taking selfies in wild beauty spots is definitely a thing - but this camera hog had no real idea what she was doing. When a curious bear stumbled upon a wildlife motion-activated camera near Boulder, Colorado, she ended up triggering hundreds of “selfies”, officials said.

Clearly, after taking a "special interest" in the wildlife camera, the creature couldn't bear to pass up a photo opportunity.

Black bear captured by park camera
Credit: City Of Boulder Open Space And Mountain Parks

Park rangers were amazed when they checked one camera out of many they have placed across thousands of acres and found that out of 580 images on it about 400 were of one bear, NBC News reported.

Most animals don’t notice the cameras, but officials said the bear appeared enthralled by this one. “In this instance, a bear took a special interest in one of our wildlife cameras and took the opportunity to capture hundreds of ‘selfies’,” a parks spokesperson said.

The bear can be seen from a number of angles, full face staring into the lens, just a paw, tongue out, a backside walking away and various other shots.

Coyotes, beavers, mountain lions, black bears, all kinds of birds and many other creatures inhabit the landscape, and the parks department using such cameras to help monitor them.



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