That's the Spot: Bear Thoroughly Enjoys Scratching Its Back on a Tree

A black bear was filmed scratching its back outside of a home in Asheville, North Carolina, on Wednesday, March 15.

Video recorded by Debra Howell shows the bear sliding its back up and down a tree near a road.

Howell told Storyful she was cooking dinner at home when she noticed a vehicle parked outside her house, with someone looking at the bear.

“I went out to see what was going on and saw the bear scratching. The car scared him and he ran, however as soon as the car left he went back to the tree and started scratching again. I luckily had my camera and recorded the whole thing.” Credit: Debra Howell via Storyful

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