Rock Climbing Baby Bear in Texas? Yep.

Texas is the second most populated and second largest state in America and when it’s mentioned, the rest of the world probably think of cowboys, horses and saloons. But what may surprise you, and what Texas tour guides will tell you, is that the state has its fair share of black bears.

We know what you’re thinking: “Bears…in a desert…no way!” But indeed they do, thriving off pine nuts, madrone berries, acorns, prickly pear fruit, yucca and, yes, occasionally they’ll climb up trees to reach their favourite honey stashes. As this video attests, though, black bears will climb more than just trees. In fact, this mother bear and her cub at Santa Elena Canyon could give rock climbing guides a few pointers on proper form.

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