Brown bear wins contest for being so fat

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Bulking season 'tis upon us at last, which means its time to hang up your summer bod and start packing on some warm winter weight.

And perhaps no one knows that better than Otis the bear, who was just awarded the dubious distinction of 'fattest bear' at Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve.

The goofy contest is part of #FatBearWeek, a social media competition where people watched the 'Bearcams' located throughout the park before casting votes to see which of the estimated 2,200 brown bears put on the most winter weight in preparation for the long hibernation ahead.

And just how much did the chubster weigh?

"We're guessing around 1,000 lbs., but we don't have a scale!" the park said on Facebook.

"It was a close race, and many worthy opponents gave it their all, which we applaud them for," the park wrote. "Not all bears have what it takes to survive in the unforgiving land of Alaska, let alone make as prosperous a living as 480 Otis."

Unsurprisingly, this isn't the first time Otis has grabbed the title of fattest bear in the park -- he's now held the position for two years running.

Park officials say Otis plumps up by staying away from more dominant bears and chilling in his own, private wading pool.

"He sits in his area and waits for the fish to come to him," park volunteer David Kopshever said in a Facebook video. "He doesn't expend any energy unnecessarily, and it's been a strategy that's been working well for him."

Sounds like a philosophy we'd all love to adopt.

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