A trio of curious polar bears paid a visit to a research boat in the arctic. They then mistook a costly cable for a chew toy.
A group of research students and oceanographers from various Canadian universities were on the arctic Beaufort Sea this past summer, conducting experiments in order to better understand climate change.
When a trio of polar bears swim up to the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, mistaking the costly sampling cable system for a chew toy, panic sets in with the crew.
Luckily for the researchers, to what could have been to the tune of more than $200,000, the polar bear pals lost interest in the cable and bid their fond farewells.
Yelling “go away” perhaps does work with wild animals!