Bear Cubs Spooked by Dog Scramble Onto Tree For Safety

A mother bear “stood ground” when her cubs darted up a tree after being spooked by neighborhood dogs in Asheville, North Carolina.

Video filmed by David Oppenheimer shows a family of bears munching on fallen chestnuts when the frightened cubs run up a tree as a dogs begin barking.

“The mom bear alerted her cubs to the dogs’ presence, and they were already running to climb up the tree before the dogs started barking,” Oppenheimer said.

“This happened a few times in succession, with the cubs running up the tree, and then climbing back down. After about 10 minutes, the bears walked off into the woods.” Credit: David Oppenheimer via Storyful

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