This is one fat bear!
As the leaves change colors and we near the end of October, bears are getting ready for hibernation. They always try to pack on the extra pounds before the long winter months set in.
If you need more proof of that, watch this incredibly fat bear get in one last good tree back scratch. This is one of the chunkiest bears we’ve ever seen!
Here’s the video:
This funny trail cam footage comes from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife via one of their wildlife biologist’s trail cameras.
In case you’re wondering, this bear is not pregnant. Although the department did say this is likely a female bear, they also noted in the comments on the video that a female bear is unlikely to show signs of pregnancy, despite the fact that bears give birth in their dens anytime from January through February.
Instead, all that extra poundage is just evidence of this bear’s excellent preparation for winter.
That sounds like a good excuse for the extra pounds I’m carrying… now that I think about it, I think I’ll use it!