What Do Bears Really Do in The Woods?

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Ever wonder what bears do when we're not watching them? This remote USGS footage obtained last June in Glacier National Park shows how bruins scratch some of their itches. Keep an eye on the bear, which is a black, not a grizzly, for a close-up cameo.


Great stuff!
Here is another fun video from the USGS remote camera's in Glacier National Park

I live in Alaska and witnessed a similar thing. Except the trees on our shoreline are too small to rub up against, so the bear reached above its head grabbed the branches and pulled the tree back and forth across his back--doing the hula in the process. Quite funny (and necessary to scratch off all the winter mange). Bears, indeed, are very, very smart.