VIDEO: Bear caught on motion activated camera playing with owl decoy in S. California

Bear finally gives up after batting fake owl around
Posted at 2:44 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 18:03:13-04

A curious bear in Southern California spotted in owl in a tree, but couldn't quite figure out what it was doing there.

What happens next was all caught on a motion-activated camera.

The bear is seen on the camera wondering around near the front door of the house in Lake Arrowhead when it spots the fake owl decoration up in a tree.

You can almost see the bear thinking, "what is that?" when it spots the owl hanging from a branch near the front door.

The bear gets up on its hind legs and begins to swat the fake owl a few times.

As the owl swings back and forth, the bear rises up and down a few times taking swipes at the owl with its paws, before it plops down, looking a little defeated.

The escapades were caught on the Ring motion-sensor activated camera installed at the home. It was uploaded by the homeowner on July 9 so all of his neighbors could see the 'prowler' on the loose in the area.

We would say despite the size advantage, Owl 1, Bear 0, in this contest.