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Bear Gives Construction Workers A Fright

Black bear in the forest, Canada, summer season. Image via Pexels.

Black bears call North America home and can be found in a variety of habitats. Let’s take a look at a comical video where a collegue dresses up as a bear and gives his fellow construction workers a fright.

Where Do They Live?

Baby Black Bear.
Baby Black Bear. Image by jill@ghostbear.org via Depositphotos

Black bears live in forests, they love areas with many trees and bushes. These ecosystems offer food and safety. Black bears can be found in Canada, the USA, and even parts of Mexico. Their homes can vary a lot, from east to west and north to south.

What Do They Eat?

Black bear scratching a tree in a forest. Image by Alexandre Brondino on Unsplash.

Black bears have a varied diet, they are considered omnivores. They eat fruits, nuts, and leaves and they also catch fish and small mammals. Black bears are opportunistic feeders which, means they eat what’s available. Their diet varies with the seasons.

How Do They Live?

Black Bear in dense folliage. Image by Pete Nuij via Unsplash.

Black bears are mostly solitary and like to live alone. They are active mostly at dawn and dusk, this activity is called being crepuscular. They sleep through the cold months and wait out until the days get warmer this is known as hibernation and it helps them save energy.

How Many Cubs Do They Have?

Young Black Bear Stands In Grassy Field in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Image by kvddesign on depositphotos.

Spring is the time for baby bears. Female black bears give birth to 1-3 cubs, they do this every other year. Cubs will stay with their mother for about 17 months, and after the rearing period will eventually leave and forage for their own food. Black bears can live up to 25 years in the wild. But, their life is tough, only a few cubs grow up to be adults.

How Can We Protect Them?

Black bear
Black Bear Hiding Behind Tall Grass. Image by Thomas Fuhrmann on Pexels

Black bears face many threats the loss of habitat is a big one. People are building more and cutting down forests. This leaves bears with less space to roam and forage. Luckily, many people are working to protect black bears. There are many protected areas and many organisations work to keep bears and people safe from each other.

Bear Gives Construction Workers A Fright

Bear gives co-worker a fright. Image by internet hall of fame on X.

Black bears are serious business but, there’s always room for a little fun. Imagine a construction site and a worker dressed up as a bear. The man hides behind the corner and waits for a fellow construction worker to walk by.

When the construction worker turns the corner the “bear” lets out a roar, they worker turns in his strides and runs as fast as he can to get to safety. The bear doesn’t follow or charge and eventually the co-worker reveals himself.  

It is a light hearted prank, but it shows that even though the bear was fake you still need to treat it as if all wild life is real like the construction workers who tried to get away from the bear.

Video by internet hall of fame on X.

Conclusion

Black Bear
Black bears are excellent climbers and can ascend trees with ease, using their strong claws and agile limbs to reach heights of up to 50 feet. Image by Aaron Brewer via Pexels

In this light-hearted moment, we’re reminded of the importance of coexisting with nature. Bears, whether real or part of a prank, have their place in the world. Let’s ensure it stays that way.  I hope you enjoyed reading about the bear that gave construction workers a fright. To read more stories like this, check out the articles below:

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