They may be losing out to hunters, but Boo Boo the BiPedal Bear is ready to stand up for bears.
In the wake of the tragic death of New Jersey’s Pedals, Hancock’s own Boo Boo is set for internet fame. The bear can walk on two legs, just like humans.
CBS News reports that Boo Boo has been frequenting the backyard of Brenda K. Douglas, who has watched him grow. In one of Douglas’ pictures, it looks like he’s ready to jump on a trampoline.
“We love our Boo Boo. He is such a gentle bear. Don’t bother him and he doesn’t bother you,” Douglas told CBS.
With all the bear sightings in suburban areas of the state, it’s a sign that the animals are adapting our way of life.
Fortunately, Boo Boo’s arrival comes just after Maryland’s annual black bear hunt, so it doesn’t appear he’s at risk as suffering the same fate as Pedals.