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Bear Cups brawling in Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Valley
Prepare to genuflect at the altar of awwwww.
In this adorable video, two bears cubs are caught nibbling, swatting, kicking, rolling, and wrestling with one another—in the middle of the road in Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Valley.
Ogling off-screen witnesses can be heard saying: “I want one,” “That is the cutest,” and “Oh, please come to my car.”
The video is shot from afar, a choice the camera operator was wise to make—another bear, presumably the mother, is waiting for her cubs in the nearby grass.
Cute and cuddliness aside, it is vital to remember this undeniable fact: bears are wild creatures and they will defend themselves, their territory, and especially their children if they feel threatened.
The recent spate of bear attacks can be blamed on dry weather in the western United States, reports USA Today.
Mike Krueger, a wildlife biologist with Texas Parks & Wildlife, says lack of rain has meant less natural food sources in the woods, causing more bears to rove through towns, pawing through garbage for food. "This is an abnormal year," Krueger says. "If it doesn't rain, there is a high likelihood that the bears are going to stay around in the fall and the winter."