A family was enjoying their holiday in Maryland when a hungry black bear decided to sit with them and enjoy their food. All, the poor animal wanted was to enjoy their picnic.
The video of this incident went viral on Tiktok, as uploaded by Kaitlyn Nesbit. The black bear was seen to be sitting down at the end of the table. The poor animal was calmly waiting for a PB sandwich as a treat and was fed by hand.
The American Black Bear is specifically found in North America and is the continent’s smallest species of bear. They are basically omnivores and their feeding varies on the seasons as well as on the locations. They live in forests or large jungles but will leave their home to look for food. They are usually attracted to places populated by humans as they can obtain food immediately. The average black bear weighs around 86kgs or 190 pounds with dense fur and coarse hair.
The viral video reminds us of Yogi Bear who used to steal “picnic baskets” from the tourists who visited the forest. This bear took a more modest approach as he sat with the members and asked for their permission to eat.
One of the onlookers was Nesbitt, who watched in awe. He was at Deep Creek when the bear approached the picnic. The Creek was quite close to the family’s cabin. He knew about bears as they always roamed around his friend’s cabin, never bothering a soul but he was really anxious when this bear approached. It seemed like the bear came in peace and just wanted to participate in this gathering.
The Obedient Black Bear
Most of the members were extremely scared and videoed the incident while the others sat at their table. The picnic gang enjoyed their drinks while taking a peek at the black bear, which was patiently waiting for its food. They even hid their crate of beers to save it from the bear’s wrath. No one likes a bear to intervene in their picnic, let alone a drunk bear!!
The group made sandwiches for the black bear, as it sat with them, acting as one of their own. The members were quite smart and knew the ways of the Wild. They avoided making any sudden movements in front of the animal and kept glued to their seats while clicking pictures and taking videos.
One member got a loaf and told the bear to wait for his food. The bear did so, like an obedient dog. When the food was prepared, he held it up for the black bear who took it respectfully.
After enjoying a couple of sandwiches, the black bear went back home without harming anyone. These things are very exciting to watch over the phone but even more so, in real-time. Humans are expanding their influence over everything they see, so this has forced the poor animal to come out of his home and ask for some supplements. We have captured so much land for our buildings and industries that these poor animals have to leave their homes and search for food elsewhere. The members were really nice to share their food with the bear, as this incident could have taken a turn for the worse.
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