Can bears walk on their hind legs?
That’s the question many Reddit readers are trying to answer after this GIF of what seems to be a bipedal bear appeared on the site.
“He has good posture,” one person commented.
For doubters, ABC News heard about another bipedal bear ambling around New Jersey, and a reporter tracked it down. Locals told the reporter that the bear, which they nicknamed Vinny, walked on his two hind legs quite well.
“It’s scary at first, but after you’ve seen it a couple times it just becomes weird,” one said of Vinny.
Here are some screenshots from the ABC News report showing Vinny the bear roaming the streets and woods.
The Daily Mail found full footage of the bear in the GIF whose authenticity has been questioned.
It looks as if he’s a real bear!
Here’s the original video, where you can see the bear get back down on all fours: