After taking a “particular interest” in a wildlife camera set up on the boulder. The animal apparently couldn’t bear to pass up a photo opportunity.
A curious bear has become the surprise star of a wildlife camera set up in Boulder. Colorado, taking hundreds of “selfies.” in an apparently impromptu photo shoot, local officials said.
The city’s Open Space and Mountain Parks team set out. To track animals living in the area using motion-capture cameras. Although the cameras often capture wild animals, including coyotes. Beavers and black bears, officials said most animals typically. Don’t notice the devices and simply “walk by.” This particular bear, but, was caught on camera.
“In this instance, a bear took a particular interest in one of our wildlife cameras. And took the opportunity to take hundreds of ‘selfies,'” Open Space. And Mountain Parks spokesman Philip Yates said in a statement Thursday.
“These pictures made us laugh, and we thought others would too,” Yates said.
And “provide us with a unique opportunity to learn more. About how native species use the landscape around. Us while reducing our presence in sensitive areas. “Habitat,” Yates said.
While officials don’t expect photo shoots to be among those uses. Yates said images captured by wildlife cameras can also be used. To recommend measures to protect important natural areas.