VIDEO: Red Baron or Red BEARon? Grizzly Mounts Plane!
September 09, 2020
This is it people: either the next Paddington movie is a lot more realistic or the bears are coming for our planes.
And we don't want to sound alarmist, but we're pretty sure that they'll have learned how to fly them inside of a couple months because they're pretty smart.
Dramatic footage from Alaska (do they have any kind?) show a large juvenile grizzly bear known by locals for her curiosity approach and eventually mount a bush plane.
The folks who took the video say that the grizzly had exhibit curiosity about the plane before, sometimes pressing down on the tail of the plane, but they had always succeeded in chasing her away before she could explore further. In this encounter, the humans were too far away to scare the bear away, and the bear found she had carte blanche to crawl all over the Cesna 206.
We're not sure what she thought while she was up there, but one thing is for sure -- if it had been us, we would have been making VRRRMMMM noises with our lips.
See the full video below and please please please, if you see a bear flying a plane, please call either the Federal Aviation Administration or Fish and Wildlife and let them know!