VIDEO: Beautiful White Grizzly Bear Sighted Near Train Track

Train vs bear
Source: Youtube

This video's got everything: a big train, a pretty bear, a concerned family filming the whole thing, all the ingredients of a classic.  

Firstly, that white grizzly is really a marvel.  Note, it's not a polar bear, or a spirit bear, it's a grizzly bear with white fur.  You can tell by the hump in its back, specific to grizzlies.  Without seeing its eyes up close, we don't know whether it is albino or not (i.e. whether it is albinism or another genetic disorder), but regardless, the bear's as pretty as a snowflake.

But oh no, look!  As we continue to watch the video, which was filmed in the Canadian Rockies, we realize the bear's on train tracks, and there's a train coming.  The family begins to yell at the bear in the misplaced hope that it might learn English and step clear of the tracks.  

White grizzly bear
Source: Youtube

But it turns out their concern was unnecessary.  At the last moment, the bear decides to step clear of the tracks, rather than swallow the train whole. 

It reminds us of a few other white animals, including Montana's own little omen of good tidings, the white bison.  

Nature is an incredible thing, isn't it?  God or nature, however you'd prefer it, comes up with a creature of awesome power, fearsome in appearance, beautiful yet, but capable of inspiring terror.  And then He makes a pure white one and sets it loose among the others, and leaves us to figure out what it all means.   

See the whole video below!

Source: Youtube

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Susan Wells (not verified) , Fri, 01/29/2021 - 10:54
Gregory (not verified) , Mon, 08/16/2021 - 11:54
I think it was the Coca-cola bear
Jackie Pepin (not verified) , Thu, 02/04/2021 - 11:36
Heart in throat as that beautiful white grizzly munched between the tracks wit a train coming.
Mike (not verified) , Sun, 08/15/2021 - 03:54
It could also be a pizzly or groaler bear. This is a cross breed of grizzly and polar bear. It is a very real thing
Trinity4HIM (not verified) , Mon, 08/16/2021 - 06:24
Whatever, Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
sheila (not verified) , Tue, 08/17/2021 - 05:31
i wondered the same thing. it is beautiful, none the less
Tj Campbell (not verified) , Sun, 08/15/2021 - 15:23
That is our video that we took and it was amazing to see such an amazing animal. Thanks for sharing. This is the direct link to it
Bonnie Mulder (not verified) , Sun, 08/15/2021 - 16:21
I guess he is familiar to the train whistle he moved fast when he heard it!!
Mireille Proulx (not verified) , Sun, 08/15/2021 - 21:27
The bear is not stupid, he knows that he's not going to have the last word with this monster...
kd (not verified) , Sun, 08/15/2021 - 23:05
Most likely not albino as it's nose and eyes are dark. True albinos have no pigmentation, so eyes and skin are pink.
Pam (not verified) , Mon, 08/16/2021 - 19:59
They frequent the railways looking for grain that is spilled by trains--at least in Montana that happens--very scary!
Jena Eichenlaub (not verified) , Tue, 08/17/2021 - 22:24
This is Nakoda, the rare white grizzly! I just saw him at the end of July in the greater Banff area! He’s well known to locals there.
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