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Bear walks on hind legs through NJ neighborhood


We're not completely certain a video showing a bear walking on its hind legs in a New Jersey neighborhood is real, but if the scene that YouTube user Ian Bohman uploaded is indeed authentic, we do know it's one of the more fascinating instances of bear bipedalism we have ever seen.

The interest has skyrocketed since the clip first hit the Internet earlier this week (soaring past 373,000 views). It caught the attention of national news outlets, like ABC's Good Morning America -- who also tried to dissect multiple angles of the strange sight in Oak Ridge.

Bohman, who shot the cellphone video, spoke with ABC News: "I was walking out to my car and turned the corner and there it was just walking straight up the street."

Visitors to Gawker's website claim this might actually be the best evidence yet for Sasquatch. Another clip below captured the bear strolling through a man's backyard in Green Pond, N.J.

One of the details giving users "paws" as to whether or not this is a bear or a human dressed as one is the unusual gait.

"It looks like its front right paw is either broken or deformed, " Leyden claims.

Gothamist reports that it's not the first instance that Jefferson Township, Vernon and Oak Ridge neighborhoods have had run-ins with furry creatures ... and probably won't be the last.

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Linda August 07 2014 at 9:12 AM

that is no bear. It's a human in a costume. Fake as all get out.

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mgimhh11 August 07 2014 at 3:51 PM

If you haven't noticed, this bears right paw is shorter than the left. something must have happened to this little one, and he has simply adapted to this deformity by walking upright. Simple as that...

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eric August 07 2014 at 7:54 AM

The only time he goes down on all "fours" is when you can't seem him. I wonder how many times these guys had to "walk" through the sequence to get it right.

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mksrs August 07 2014 at 10:02 AM

If it is a human he has to be really stupid to put a bear costume on and risk getting shot.

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buckschottz August 07 2014 at 9:25 AM

Let's call it Beargate. Maybe, it's one neighbors way to secretly visit his Honey!

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aces buckschottz August 08 2014 at 1:19 AM

its a real bear dummy , i saw it shitting and scared of a dog....

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HI BEAUTIFUL buckschottz August 08 2014 at 4:13 AM

Great post, got a good laugh from you. Thanks.

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pbutler111 August 07 2014 at 9:41 AM

Does he have a weird fence to go with that unusual gate?

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eaglephoenix2 August 07 2014 at 8:24 AM

Unusual gate? Who checks the spelling on these so called articles? It's 'gait'

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Linda August 07 2014 at 8:40 AM

Looks like a bear to me...it got down and up and down like a bear did and walking on its two back feet bears do do that so yeah...looks like a bear.

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mechtly August 07 2014 at 9:28 AM

";giving people pause(paws)...", eh?

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yak5750 mechtly August 07 2014 at 10:48 PM

actually it's Putin dressed up as a Russian bear (yeah i know it doesn't look russian)

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fbsford August 07 2014 at 3:56 PM

It's obviously injured, the second video shows it.

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