See the adorable moment when two bears are caught on a Nest camera playfully wrestling each other on a porch
Adorable moment when two black bears are caught on a Nest camera playfully wrestling each other on the front porch of a North Carolina home
- The video opens with the two bears apparently engaged as one makes their way further to the porch, before starting playful swipes at each other.
- One of the bears loses forcefully to the other before switching roles
- Eventually one of the bears loses interest and decides to walk off the porch
- The bears spent at least 20 minutes wrestling on the front porch of the North Carolina home
- Black bears are common in North Carolina, with about 11,000 roaming
Two black bears decided to make a porch in Banner Elk, North Carolina, their wrestling ring, which was captured on a Nest porch camera.
The footage was taken on March 27 and marked the first bear the homeowners had seen this year.
The video opens with the two bears apparently engaged as one makes their way further to the porch.
As he does so, the other bear slowly follows as the two prepare for a stalemate.
The scene of two bears fighting on a porch was captured by a North Carolina Nest camera
A flash of light can be seen in the background, suggesting that the bears may have stood on the porch to avoid an approaching thunderstorm.
Suddenly, the bear closer to the camera becomes the aggressor, jumping towards the distant bear as it falls down, trying to wrap its arms around its attacker.
The attacker then backs back towards the camera, with his former victim in pursuit.
The video starts with a bear walking backwards on the porch, towards the camera
The other bear is in pursuit and slowly stalks the bear to the porch
They suddenly start talking to each other and start wrestling playfully on the porch
The bear briefly loses out as its opponent, who has disappeared from view of the camera.
One of the bears then seems to lose interest in the playful fight as he walks down the porch, while the other follows at the end of the video.
The bears spent a total of at least 20 minutes hanging out and fighting each other on the porch.
The other bear eventually gets revenge and gets off the camera on the other bear
One of the bears seems to lose interest in the fight and begins to retreat from the porch
Black bears are common in North Carolina, with about 11,000 as of the late 2000s
It’s hard to say what kind of bears they are, because the video is in black and white.
According to ncwildlife.orghowever, black bears are the only species found in North Carolina.
In the late 2000s, about 11,000 bears lived in North Carolina, occupying half of the state’s total land area.
Male bears in the state sometimes fight each other during the summer breeding season.
They do not come near people or their homes unless they are looking for food
They can also move as fast as 35 mph while traveling short distances.
These bears usually hibernate in late November and appear in March or April, depending on the weather.
Black bears are typically very shy and avoid humans, although they have been known to wander to cities in search of food.
Female bears can weigh anywhere from 100 to 300 pounds, while male bears can range from 200 to 700 pounds, meaning humans should avoid playing with them in wrestling matches.