Grizzly bear balancing act is an unexpected sight

Grizzly bear balancing act is an unexpected sight

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Grizzly bear balancing act is an unexpected sight

Those traveling in Canada along Highway 93 at the entrance of Kootenay National Park, a 1.5-hour drive from Banff, Alberta, can expect to see grizzly bears and are warned about them on the road.

But it’s not everyday you see a grizzly bear casually and agilely walking atop a concrete road barrier as Michael Lodewyk and his wife did on July 1.

“My wife and I were headed into Radium Hot Springs in British Columbia for a short camping trip when we observed the little grizzly walking along the top of the guardrails,” he told ViralHog.

“We had enough time to get the video going and capture her doing her thing. Apparently, this grizzly is well known for her antics.”

Parks Canada human-wildlife conflict specialist Jon Stuart Smith recently told CBC that bears are “really focused on that area because it’s a really excellent food source for them” and “because of the narrowness of the valley where the highway goes through, the bears are feeding really close to the road.”

The narrow terrain is apparently why the bear has mastered a new route along the road. Others have witnessed this balancing act before, but it certainly isn’t something you expect to see.

Photo is a screen grab from the video.

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