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Spine Chilling: Black Bear Surprises Three Women On Hiking Trail

Three Mexican women are pleasantly hiking in Mexico's Chipinque Ecological Park when a black bear approaches them.

Sounds like the beginning of a horror movie, right? 

Well, this nightmare did happen in reality to these three poor women, as you can see in the following video which is now going viral on social media and creating ripples.

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People Of Twitter Don't Want A Man, They Want Djungelskog (Tweets)

The people have spoken! They don't want much in life, all they want is Djungelskog

Djungelskog is a giant, jolly-belly stuffed bear found in IKEA. And people are in love. Which, we totally understand, who can resist that face? That teddy-bear size? Or that extreme fluffy belly that looks so perfect to sit against. 

Everything about Djungelskog screams love and comfort, so we get it. And we also now desperately want one...

Thank you to Twitter user @stargazeridiot for bringing this to our attention and starting this beautiful thread of tweets.

 

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Wow, this is not only heroic but pretty bad*ss! 

When the Hurt family came across what they thought to be a dog floating in the water at Marsh-Miller Lake, Wisconsin, they discovered something a bit more unusual. 

Out in the water on a boat, the Hurt family noticed there was a bear in the lake, with a bucket stuck on its head. "I said, 'That ain't no dog. I think that's a bear,'" Tricia Hurt told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "We got closer and I said, 'Yeah, that's a bear that got hungry and got its head stuck in a bucket.'"

Apparently, it was a young black bear who was struggling to breathe with a plastic cheese ball container around its head! 

"We honestly believe if we hadn't run into that bear, it wouldn't have made it to shore," Tricia Hurt said. "It was so disoriented, it didn't know where shore was and it was so tired." Brian Hurt commented saying he could hear the bear heavily breathing as the bucket filled with water. 

Luckily, he swam across the right people. The Hurt family ran a successful rescue mission! After circling the bear, Brian Hurt finally managed to grab the plastic container and yank it off. 

Finally free and able the bear, the bear swam away. Tricia Hurt filmed the whole experience and could be heard shouting, "Swim happy!," as the bear swam away. 

Thank you so much, Hurts Family! You guys are true heroes!  

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Italian Boy Bravely Manages To Walk Away From a Giant Bear He Encountered

In Northern Italy, a 12-year-old boy was collecting pine cones when a bear appeared behind him. He didn't panic and managed to walk away. 

The encounter happened when the boy, Alessandro Franzoi, was hiking with his family near a village of Sporminore in northern Italy.

According to a DailyMail report, the boy is passionate about wild animals and nature and he had studied about bears and how to respond during an encounter.

Get ready for some heart-stopping moments. 

Boy Bravely Manages To Walk Away From a Giant Bear He Encountered | boy in a red and blue tracksuit walking through grass and brush as a large bear looms in the background
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Animals Of Instagram Spotlight Of The Week: Bear, The Ragdoll Cat

Once a week, we will be featuring an extraordinary animal account on Instagram! Their story, the adorable pictures, and pawesome videos! This week's spotlight goes to Bear, the Ragdoll cat! 

Not only is Bear a Ragdoll with the most hypnotizing sapphire eyes, he also has quite the agenda! 

According to Bear's Instagram page, Bear is running for Purrsident in 2020! And he seems like a shoo-in for the White House! With beliefs and policies such as "unlimited tuna treats and nap equality" -- he's got our vote! 

You can follow his pawtical cuteness on Instagram! 

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Koala Detection Dog Named Bear Saves Injured Koalas

Meet the goodest boy we know of right now -- Bear! 

Bear is a koala detection dog. That is his job. And since the fires started raging in Australia this past September, Bear has been hard at work scouring the Earth for koalas. 

Bear is a blue-eyed border collie/koolie mix who works with the University of Sunshine Coast (USC) Detection Dogs for Conservation. Bears job is to sniff out sick, orphaned and injured koalas across New South Wales and Queensland (both of which had taken on the fires rampage the hardest). 

According to the USC site, Bear was rescued from a shelter and has an endless supply of energy, an obsessive nature, and is completely uninterested in humans -- which turns out doesn't make for a great pet, but they're the exact qualities he needs to locate and track koalas. (Sometimes he looks for other marsupials, like the endangered Northern quoll.) 

USC Detection Dogs for Conservation Senior Research Dr. Celine Frere said in a news release, "Bear is highly focused and brilliant at focusing on one thing – his ball which is his reward, which makes him perfectly suited for the job. He also has zero prey drive which is essential for a wildlife detection dog as they need to focus purely on the scent and not the animal, ultimately ignoring the animal."

Bear was trained by USC academic and also works in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

Story via Mother Nature Network

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Bear with us here as we gather all the details on this terrifying and crazy story. 

In Fresno, California, Taylor Hawkins was on her way to the gorgeous National Park of Sequoia and Kings Canyon, when an unexpected guest decided to hitch a ride right in front of her... 

A bear. A bear causally walked up to the car in front of hers, looked at the trunk and the climbed onto the car. Taylor Hawkins was about to capture the outrageous moment on video. 

Just seconds after the bear climbed onto the car, it seemed to get spooked and immediately jumps down and takes off. However, it didn't go too far. The bear stopped just near the edge of the road and looked back at the car it was previously on top of for a few seconds. 

There's nothing as wild as wild life itself, huh? Thankfully, no one was injured during this attempted hitchhike and now it's just a great story to tell. 

Story via ABC7

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The Binturong looks like the mix between a bear, a cat, and a monkey, but they're more than the sum of their weird-looking parts. 

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Holly Was Crowned 'Queen of Corpulence' in Alaska's Fat Bear Week Contest

Over the past week, the employees of Katmai National Park have been asking people to vote, March Madness-style, on which bear has grown the fattest over the summer. The park has posted picture matchups of bear pairs on its Facebook page, and the public got to choose the fattest with their "likes." This yearly contest began in 2014, and every year it becomes even more of a viral sensation. 

Today, a day the park calls "Fat Bear Tuesday," the contest is over. A most-round bear named 435 Holly took the grand prize.

"She is fat," the park's announcement of the winner reads. "She is fabulous. She is 435 Holly. ... All hail Holly whose healthy heft will help her hibernate until the spring. Long live the Queen of Corpulence!"

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Teens Watching Late-Night TV Heard Fridge Beep Only To Find Out It Was A Bear Stealing Taco Meat

This is crazy! Can you imagine, you're in the living room watching some late-night TV and all of a sudden you hear the fridge open and beep in the kitchen. You think, maybe one of your parents got up for a midnight snack? Seems logical, right? You would never think in a 100 years that the person in the kitchen, who opened the fridge, wasn't a person at all. 

It was a bear. A black bear. 

That's what happened to these two teens from Truckee, California around 12:30 a.m. this past Saturday. 15-year-old Hayes Sherman told CNN, "I heard footsteps, and then I heard Tupperware being opened really loudly and aggressively. The fridge started to beep because it was open too long." Sherman continued, "I was really scared. I wasn't exactly sure of what to do. I was watching TV with my friend, and I turned the TV off. We both went to the sliding door to hold it in place so that the bear couldn't get in."

A Nest camera in the living room happened to capture the bizarre scenario. In the video below, you can see the black bear stand on its hind legs, sniff around and dig through the fridge. The bear broke the Tupperware to devour some taco meat, and it is said that the bear's late-night snack also included two pints of Ben and Jerry's ice cream (Half Baked and The Tonight Dough flavors), and some crackers. 

This bear has some good taste in late-night snacks! 

Sherman's mother was sleeping upstairs, completely unaware of the drama that was unfolding downstairs. Soon enough, the bear bumped into the door where the teens were hiding out and tried to open it multiple times. Sherman and his friend held it shut and realized they didn't have their phones with them. While Sherman's friend held onto the shaking door, Sherman used his Apple watch to call his mother. 

"I whispered to her, 'Mom, there is a bear in the house. Don't come downstairs,'" Sherman then called 911 as his mother called a security guard. 

"It was very difficult, because I was whispering to 911 on my watch in a very dark room while trying to hold the door closed so the bear couldn't get in," said Sherman. 

The police arrived in 13 minutes but it felt like an hour to Sherman. 

His mom, Susan Mohun, said she fought every urge to race down the stairs.

"That is the worst-case scenario as a parent to have a bear between you and your children. I am glad that I didn't run downstairs, because that probably would have just agitated the bear," Mohun said.

Placer County Sheriff's Deputy, Allyson Prero, opened the door, got out of the way and let the bear leave the house, according to the sheriff's office. "We came out, and we went to hug her, and we took a photo with her because we were just so grateful that she came to save us," Sherman said.

Story via CNN

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Best 10 Bear GIFs

Bears are one of the cutest animals out there. Teddy bears are stuffed animal versions of them, and what's cuter than a teddy bear? NOTHING. Check out these bear GIFs if you agree that bears are the cutest, and you secretly want one as a pet. 

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What's It Like Being a Bear: Fresh And Funny Thoughts Tweeted By a Real Bear

"Hello, I am a bear"...that's how this bear starts his intro on his twitter page before he goes on to share his daily life as a bear living freely in the forest. We just love him! 

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Smart Bear 'Bribes' Guard Dog with Bones So It Can Dig Through Family's Trash

'Just pay off the dog' proves to be an effective strategy for bear snacks. @JesseNeon's dog gets free bones. Bear gets free trash. @JesseNeon gets to clean up. There's a clear loser in this exchange.

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This Cute Bear Brings Us Disturbing Facts About Our Environment And Teaches Us How To Help Our Planet

Global warming and pollution are two of the biggest threats our home planet has ever faced. This illustrated project by WeSupply brings the cutets bear in order to show us that together we can make a difference. WeSupply is the socially & environmentally conscious marketplace that empowers you to make a difference in the fight against global warming & pollution. For every item we purchase, sell and rent, they pledge to clean up 1 pound of trash & plant 1 tree by using scalable, automated solutions. Big like from us! 

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