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Moment playful bear races through backyards of Montana neighborhood and hurdles over fences 

Bear-y athletic! Moment playful bear races through Montana neighborhood backyards and shows off his hurdling skills

  • A cub showed off his jumping skills after walking over fences of people’s houses
  • The sighting was recorded by a resident of Missoula, Montana
  • The bear was seen in her yard before jumping over her fence
  • The cub didn’t stop there, ran to another house and crouched over the fence
  • Montana’s black bear population is estimated at 15,000, while the grizzly population is between 1,800 and 2,000

A bear cub was caught on camera showing off his track and field skills by running through backyards and jumping fences in Montana.

Footage from Katie Cusker in Missoula shows the bear running through her yard on a sunny day before stopping and considering jumping over her fence.

A second later, the cub jumped over the barrier and ran to the yard of the house next door.

He then jumped over Cusker’s neighbor’s fence before running into the hills.

Cusker was enjoying the sun in her backyard when the bear showed up

After running around, the bear jumped over her barrier

TRAINING FOR THE OLYMPICA: A bear cub was seen around Katie Cusker’s yard in Missoula, Montana, before impressively pushing over her fence

Cusker later recounted: narrative that the bear appeared in her yard while she was enjoying the evening sun on her back deck.

The cub was the only bear to appear in Cusker’s backyard with no signs or sightings of his parents in the area.

Montana’s black bear population is estimated at 15,000. The state also has the second largest grizzly population in the US after Alaska, believed to be around 1,800 to 2,000, according to AZ Animals. State park officials advise people not to run from bears and instead create human presence by speaking, singing or clapping in an assertive voice.

RUN BEAR RUN: The cub had a lot of energy when he ran to a house next door to Cusker's after leaving her yard

RUN BEAR RUN: The cub had a lot of energy when he ran to a house next door to Cusker’s after leaving her yard

The mammal showed off its size as it jumped over the fence of the second house

The mammal showed off its size as it jumped over the fence of the second house

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