Moment playful bear races through backyards of Montana neighborhood and hurdles over fences 


Bear-y athletic! Moment playful bear races through backyards of Montana neighborhood and shows off its hurdling skills

  • A cub showed off its jumping skills after hurdling over fences of people’s homes
  • The sighting was recorded by a resident in Missoula, Montana
  • The bear was seen running around in her yard before leaping over her fence
  • The cub didn’t stop there, running onto another home and hurdling over its fence
  • Montana’s black bear population is estimated to be 15,000 while its grizzly population is between 1,800 to 2,000

A bear cub was captured on camera showing off its track and field skills by running through backyards and hopping over fences in Montana

Footage captured by Katie Cusker in Missoula shows the bear rushing through her garden on a sunny day before it stopped and contemplated whether to jump over her fence. 

Just a second later, the cub leaped over the barrier and ran to the yard of the home next door. 

It then hopped over the fence of Cusker’s neighbor before running off to the hills. 

Cusker was enjoying the sun in her backyard when the bear showed up

After running around, the bear leaped over her barrier

TRAINING FOR THE OLYMPICS: A bear cub was seen around Katie Cusker’s yard in Missoula, Montana, before it hurdled over her fence in impressive fashion

Cusker later told Storyful that the bear appeared in her yard while she was enjoying the evening sun on her back deck. 

The cub was the only bear that appeared in Cusker’s backyard with no signs or sightings of its parents in the area.

Montana’s black bear population is estimated to be 15,000. The state also has the second-largest grizzly population in the US after Alaska, thought to be around 1,800 to 2,000, according to AZ Animals. State park officials advise people not to run from bears and instead make the creature’s of human presence by speaking in an assertive voice, singing or, clapping hands together. 

RUN BEAR RUN: The cub had high energy as it ran onto a home next to Cusker's after leaving her yard

RUN BEAR RUN: The cub had high energy as it ran onto a home next to Cusker’s after leaving her yard 

The mammal showed off its size while jumping over the second home's fence

The mammal showed off its size while jumping over the second home’s fence

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