The Future of Snowboarding Bears Are Looking Bright
Snowboarding bears might seem far fetched today but give them time and they will rise. These animals are proving their intelligence daily and every now and again we’re lucky enough to catch it all on tape.
But Can They Snowboard?
After a video emerged early in April on Youtube of a bear getting a bit too friendly with some snowboarders it’s easy to believe that at least some of them are eager to learn. Brian Jordan’s the guy behind the sharing of this video. He wrote on his Instagram that he believes the bear’s “momma was on vacation or something but it was too cool not to say whaddup “. The video has made such a huge impression that according to Jordan’s post, a content aggregating social media page called WorldStar decided to license the clip.
Okay, Perhaps We’re Not at Snowboarding Bears Quite Yet
But, maybe someday as it’s easy to argue that the cub was trying to remove the rider from his board with the hopes of getting to shred himself. In all seriousness, it’s still important to preach safety as you should try and avoid wild bears at all times. Not only for your safety but for theirs as well.
When these bears get too used to humans they become easy targets for hunters and having them around will give riders a false sense of safety. These animals are still pretty dangerous and could become an issue when natural instinct starts kicking in. We all know that it almost always ends badly for the bear when it comes to an attack.
According to the National Park Service’s bear guidelines, the best thing you could do when encountering a wild bear is to “Identify yourself by talking calmly so the bear knows you are a human and not a prey animal. Remain still; stand your ground but slowly wave your arms. Help the bear recognize you as a human. It may come closer or stand on its hind legs to get a better look or smell. A standing bear is usually curious, not threatening.”
Okay, so we didn’t show you a snowboarding bear today but imagine how cool it would be if someday we could have a snowboard league reserved for these magnificent animals. If that day comes and I’m pretty sure it will, we’ll have it covered. Make sure to read some of our other stories as you’re bound to find something that will tweak more interest.